The Massachusetts senator supported using the ‘nuclear option’ to force Democratic nominees through and blasted Republicans over the Garland nomination.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been one of the most vocal opponents of President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, forming ranks with other left-wing Democrats in a possible push to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination. However, Warren sung a different tune in 2013 and 2016, when she was on the other side of the issue and President Obama was nominating the judicial branch members.
In 2013, Senate Republicans blocked three of President Obama’s nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court and, in turn, Warren advocated for using the ‘nuclear option’ to end the filibuster for judicial nominations.
“We need to call out these filibusters for what they are: naked attempts to nullify the results of the last presidential election,” Warren said in 2013.
The far-left’s repeated temper tantrums over Trump’s 2016 electoral victory have made it clear that Warren’s words perfectly describe a partisan attempt to block Gorsuch’s nomination: “naked attempts to nullify the results of the last presidential election.”
In 2016, Warren declared the duty to vote on a Supreme Court nominee “one of the most solemn and consequential tasks” of the Senate.
Warren, lecturing Republicans throughout her speech on the Senate floor, eventually ordered them, “Do your job: vote for a Supreme Court nominee.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has promised to force Republicans to obtain 60 votes to confirm Gorsuch, the amount of votes required to break a filibuster. Combining Schumer’s declaration and other Democrats’ promises of obstruction, a Democratic filibuster of Gorsuch’s nomination sits on the horizon.
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