Democrats are still sore and bitter about Republicans going nuclear in order to appoint SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch, a move that will ensure conservative principles are upheld in the highest court of the land.However, according to Democratic senator Ed Markey, his party isn’t simply going to let this go — nope, not at all. In fact, he says they’re going to bring back the filibuster option as soon as they regain control of the Senate.
USA Today states:“When the Democrats return to the majority and capture the presidency — which we will, that day is going to arrive — we will restore the 60-vote margin,” the Massachusetts Democrat said Monday on MSNBC. “We will ensure that for the Supreme Court that there is that special margin that any candidate has to reach because that is essential to ensuring that our country has a confidence in those people that are nominated rather than just someone who passes a litmus test.”
Markey’s comments came hours after Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as the Supreme Court’s newest justice. It also came days after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., deployed the “nuclear option,” essentially changing the Senate rules to advance Gorsuch’s nomination with a simple majority. Before, a nomination could only move forward if a nominee had 60 votes. Without that number of votes, senators could filibuster the nomination.
What’s hilarious about all this is how the Democrats themselves, back in 2013, used the infamous “nuclear option” to prevent the GOP from using the filibuster to block Obama’s picks.As you can see, hypocrisy and liberalism go together like peanut butter and jelly.
And, with President Trump fulfilling so many of his campaign promises in such a short time in office, we can look forward to the GOP remaining in firm control for many years.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]