A heated debate is roaring on the senate floor, and Senator John McCain has betrayed his party and sided with the Democrats.
A vote to confirm President Trump’s nomination for the Supreme Court, Judge Gorsuch, is scheduled to take place tomorrow. The Democrats plan to filibuster the nomination which requires a super majority of 60 votes to approve the well-respected judge.
Democrats plan on blocking the nomination, which will force Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell to invoke the “nuclear option.” John McCain, appearing on MSNBC, called President Trump a “stupid idiot” for considering this option.
John McCain must be confused what party he belongs to if he thinks he can get away with insulting our duly-elected president.
Republicans have a majority in the Senate with 52 seats, but they will require 60 votes to confirm Judge Gorsuch if the Democrats filibuster. Mitch McConnell has vowed to go nuclear if the Democrats try to block Gorsuch’s confirmation.
The Democrats began the process of eliminating the need for a 60-vote super majority to end a debate in the senate. In 2013, then Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the filibuster rules for federal court nominations.
The Democrats blamed overwhelming Republican opposition in 2013 to justify changing the rules four years ago, yet now they cry foul when Republicans do the same.
The changes to how debate is settled in the Senate reflects the hyper-partisan environment of modern politics. By all measures Judge Gorsuch is an ideal Supreme Court Justice.
The Democrats’ opposition to Judge Gorsuch is entirely political. In 2006, Judge Gorsuch was nominated to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals with unanimous support from both Democrats and Republicans. Prominent Democrats Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Chuck Schumer supported Judge Gorsuch eleven years ago, yet they reject him now.
The fact that the Democrats have changed their tune and refuse to confirm a highly-respected judge is proof that they want President Trump, and by extension America, to fail. They would rather our country suffer than work with Republicans.
Mitch McConnell is leaving the decision up to the Democrats. The nuclear option will NOT be invoked, if they are willing to accept common sense.
But if the Dems continue to drag their feet and scream like children then we will need to go over their heads and nominate Judge Gorsuch with a simple majority. We WILL have our preferred judge, one way or another.
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