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Old 04-01-2019, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by HurricaneDitka View Post
2) exercise the nuclear option to destroy the legislative filibuster
Already likely done:

McConnell sets stage for 'nuclear option' to change rules on judges

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) filed a procedural motion Thursday to set up a rules change in the Senate next week that will speed up votes to confirm President Trump’s nominees to federal district courts and sub-Cabinet-level executive branch positions.

Also, I seem to recall McConnell rescinded some procedural hurdles to get Gorsuch through.

Why in the world would Dems want to play nice now?
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