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Sen. Durbin Admits Democrats are Filibustering Gorsuch Because of Politics

Sen. Dick Durbin admitted to MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson that Senate Democrats’ plan to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch had more to do with how Republicans successfully blocked former President Obama’s nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, than to do with Gorsuch’s own qualifications on Monday. “We’ve got to make it clear that what has happened to […]

By NTK Staff | 04.03.2017 @12:41pm

Sen. Dick Durbin admitted to MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson that Senate Democrats’ plan to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch had more to do with how Republicans successfully blocked former President Obama’s nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, than to do with Gorsuch’s own qualifications on Monday.

“We’ve got to make it clear that what has happened to the selection process for federal judges across America needs to come to an end. We have to make a stand,” Durbin told Jackson.

Jackson asked Durbin if this filibuster was all about principle.

“Yes, it is. It’s about principle and the nominee,” Durbin said. He then elaborated on how conservative groups supporting Gorsuch is a bad thing in his view.

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