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Thursday, April 6, 2017

WATCH LIVE: Senate Cloture Vote and Nuclear Option on Neil Gorsuch nomination

From Israel: A Senate showdown is at hand over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, and it could change the Senate and the court for years to come
“Democrats would filibuster Ruth Bader Ginsburg if President Donald Trump nominated her,” McConnell said, naming one of the more liberal sitting justices. “There is simply no principled reason to oppose this exceptional, exceptional Supreme Court nominee.” 

Legal Insurrection



"The Senate is scheduled to vote to end debate (“cloture”) on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

"Under current rules, 60 votes would be needed to end debate. Democrats, led by Chuck Schumer, have promised to filibuster, i.e., vote against ending debate. Based on prior statements by Senators, Democrats should have at least 41 votes against ending debate, thereby preventing the nomination unless Republicans change the Senate rules to allow cloture by a simple majority of 51 votes (the Nuclear Option).

"Senate rules can be changed by a simple majority vote, so Republicans have the power to go nuclear. Changing the Senate rules on judicial cloture votes was first implemented by Democrats in 2013 for all positions below the Supreme Court.

"Watch Live below as the Senate votes.

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