Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) said on New Day Thursday that if the Senate confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination, then “every 5-4 decision will be one we’ll look and say, ‘well, it’s not really legitimate.'”
Merkley went on to say that Gorsuch will not be “legitimate” in any of his decisions.
Regarding Senate Republicans’ threat to invoke the ‘nuclear’ option if Merkley and Democrats filibuster Gorsuch, the Oregon senator criticized the GOP for endangering the “the integrity of the Senate.”
“If we change it to a simple majority, what it means is that the next president will have an easier time of getting their court nominees confirmed and might be tempted to go even further to the left or the right,” Merkley said.
Merkley did not comment on how the first filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee would affect “the integrity of the Senate.”
7.19.17 8:49 pmHypocrisy Alert: Warren Calls for More Transparency for Foreign Donations to Campaigns
Warren attended a fundraiser over the weekend at the home of former Wall Street executive whose company is responsible “for the greatest amount of known foreign-connected money in U.S. elections.”
7.17.17 3:01 pmRNC Chair: It’s Time to Show Americans That the Republican Party Can Govern
“Now it’s our time to show not only that we can repeal and replace Obamacare…but also that we can govern,” Ronna Romney McDaniel said during an interview on Monday.
7.17.17 11:06 amNew NRSC Ad Hits 2018 Dems for Their Support of Obamacare
“Democrats’ Obamacare Lies,” highlights the multiple lies Senate Democrats told the American people to get Obamacare passed.
7.13.17 12:09 pmJeff Sessions Announces Biggest Health Care Fraud Crackdown in US History
The Department of Justice caught over 400 individuals defrauding the federal government.