Gorsuch “Nuclear Option” Could “Fundamentally Transform” The Senate Forever

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Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation vote, expected to be held in the Senate later this week, could have far-reaching legislative consequences well beyond the make up of the Supreme Court.  With Democrats vowing to “fight tooth and nail,” as Chuck Schumer would say, to filibuster Gorsuch, Republicans are likely to pursue the “nuclear option” to secure his nomination, a move that would eliminate the 60-vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees. CONTINUE READING