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4 minutes ago, Dontlooknow said:

McConnell ended the filibuster on supreme court nominees. 


You better win well in the Senate then, cause as of right now you can’t count on her vote for getting rid of the filibuster for legislation, which means you can’t expand the court, which means your legislation that does pass will get shit on 6-3.

 

Love me some DiFi.

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22 minutes ago, Dontlooknow said:

Fact check: Republicans, not Democrats, eliminated the Senate filibuster on Supreme Court nominees

 
CAMILLE CALDERA | USA TODAY | 6:58 pm EDT October 1, 2020

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President Trump and Joe Biden clash on the debate stage over the appointment of a new Supreme Court justice.
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The claim: Former Sen. Harry Reid orchestrated the 'nuclear option' to lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court confirmations to 51

As Democrats lament the possible confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, some Republicans tried to tell them that they have no one to blame but themselves. 

Alongside a photo of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and current Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., a user took to Facebook to "remind" Americans what Reid did in 2013.

"You see prior to 2013 it took 60 votes in the Senate to confirm a Supreme Court nominee, now it takes a simple majority of 51. Know why? Because Harry Reid and his fellow Democratic senators voted to change the rule to 51, it was called the 'nuclear option' and they pushed that button," the post read.

The post also noted that at the time, then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., — now the majority leader — spoke out against the change.

"So all you Democrats, if it wasn't for your party changing the rule in 2013 you would now have the votes to stop Trump from replacing Ginsburg," the post continued. "If you want to blame somebody for screwing you out of the chance to stop Trump from filling this seat, you can put the blame right where it belongs, your own party and the people you elected to run it."

The user behind the post did not respond to a request from USA TODAY for comment.

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Capitol Hill. Reid has since retired from politics.
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Capitol Hill. Reid has since retired from politics.
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In 2013, Reid and Democrats lowered vote threshold on most nominees, but not for Supreme Court picks

In 2013, Democrats held a majority in the Senate while President Barack Obama occupied the White House. 

 

quit plagiarizing me lol

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