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Trump: I will tell McConnell to ‘Go Nuclear’ if Democrats hold up Gorsuch Nomination

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From – cnbc.com By – Jacob Pramuk

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will urge Senate Republicans to scrap filibuster rules, or take the “nuclear option,” if Democrats in the increasingly tense chamber use them to block his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

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Lee McQuillen
4 years ago

It is past time for ALL Republicans, and all Americans for that matter, to stand up for what is right. I’m sick of the wimps in DC letting the Constitution be walked on. This nominee does not appear to be political, just someone who believes in the Constitution and seems to understand the history behind it. Seems like many of the Dems want to be dictators, and actually are a bunch of thugs!

John L. Umberger
4 years ago

Go NUC on the DEMOCRATS, President Trump. It’s REIDS is who did this.

Wayne Peterkin
4 years ago

I support the Senate eliminating the filibuster for Trump’s SCOTUS pick if necessary. Where I quibble with this report is that no president can “tell” the Senate to do anything, he can only ask that they do everything possible to confirm Mr. Gorsuch and I hope they do so.

Tom Wilde
4 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Peterkin

Oh, I dunno, Wayne. Obama “told” the Senate and the House to do his bidding for 8 years and seldom did they oppose him. That included BOTH parties. Yes, the President can “tell” them but whether they obey is a different matter. Trump has a completely hostile Democrat Party to contend with and the GOP is hardly any better. Trump doesn’t pull their strings, people like Money Man George Soros DO.

Rick
4 years ago

The 60 vote is what has caused gridlock in Washington for as long as I can remember. Good riddance! It’s great now, but we’ll pay for it in the future.

Wayne Peterkin
4 years ago
Reply to  Rick

For many years, the filibuster was a positive thing. That was until it started to be abused as it has been for years now. The original filibuster required a politician to stand on the floor arguing against some measure until he got some serious consideration for his point or dropped from exhaustion. That has not been required for years now. When it became automatic to filibuster every proposal by the majority party simply to require 60 Senate votes to pass any legislation, gridlock was created. That was a serious violation of the filibuster’s intent, and both parties are guilty of that abuse. I’m not sure elimination of the filibuster is a good thing in the long run, but considering the abuses of that privilege we see today, it seems justified. Obama was a horrid left-wing radical who nominated some equally left-wingers to his cabinet and to the SCOTUS, nominations that the GOP did not fight very hard because historically president’s were allowed to select their team. Until now. Now the Democrats who have become the party of left-wing radicals are determined to block everything our new president does or whomever he appoints. Its wrong, and if the filibuster must be sacrificed to bring some sanity back, so be it.

Ivan Berry
4 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Peterkin

Wayne, even the threat of a filibuster now causes them to drop the issue at hand and move on to the next item on the agenda.
So far as to Obama’s nominations, he has filled the lower courts with a cadre of left wing radical judges who uphold anything the left desires. The left even uses suits by parties who lack standing to sue concerning any agenda they wish to block. Note the 9th circuit court in Seattle where Democrat legistrators in Origon, Washington State and California support or select the nominees. It would take many years to undo what we have in these lower courts despite what occurs at the supreme Court level.

Al Brick
4 years ago

Of course they show go nuclear. Harry Reid started it! So what is good for the goose is good for the gander. And if the Democrats keep crying about the stolen judgeship they should be told to look up the Biden Rule. What a bunch of hypocrites.

Jan S
4 years ago

Looks like the old saying, “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander” or pay back can be a beeech.

Tom Wilde
4 years ago

Oh, the delicious irony! The joy of seeing the Far Left Democrats hung upon their own rope! Hoist on their own petard as it were! They laughed about it when it worked FOR them now they are crying “Foul!” and wailing like pre-schoolers who just dropped their fudgesickle into the dirt.

The Lefties have granted themselves the bogus right to be on both sides of every issue and stand where it best suits them at the moment. They invented the “nuclear option” now they’re against it!

Now what Trump has to do is hope that the McConnell/Ryan Congress will follow the dictates of We the People not the Establishment GOP and their string pullers like George Soros.

Teri Smith
4 years ago
Reply to  Tom Wilde

I say go for it president Trump. How nice to see the left sink in their own stuff. The arrogance is amazing

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