‘Nuclear Option’: Senate Republicans Force Historic Rule Change to Advance Gorsuch – Bloomberg

“Far from being the kind of mainstream candidate for the Supreme Court that could earn 60 votes, he may very well turn out to be one of the most conservative justices on the bench,” said Schumer of New York. “The nuclear option means the end of a long history of consensus” on high court nominees, he said. The 60-vote requirement acted as a “guardrail” against judicial extremism, Schumer said.

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