Democrats were very persistent in their efforts to push a filibuster for now- elected Supreme Court Justice.
The Republicans introduced a nuclear option that enabled Gorsuch to be elected by a simple majority instead of an electoral vote like it was until now.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated he gathered all voted needed for the nomination, but one Republican was opposing this throughout the process.
Sen. John McCain, R-Az., didn’t want to see Gorsuch appointed so he strongly stood against the nuclear option. As per McCain, anyone who supports this is a “stupid imbecile.”
“I would like to meet that idiot, I’d like to meet the numskull that would say that,” McCain told reporters Tuesday. “That after 200 years, at least 100 years of this tradition, where the Senate has functioned pretty well, they think it would be a good idea to blow it up.”
McCains said at the time that if Gorsuch was elected, this would become “body blow to the institution.”
“Whoever said that is a stupid idmbecile who hasn’t been here and seen what I’ve been through and how we’ve been able to avoid that on several occasions — they’re stupid and have deceived their voters because they’re so stupid,” he raved.McCain continued saying “it’s a fairly recent thing to filibuster executive branch appointments,” and that the upcoming rule change will “even that up so the Supreme Court confirmation process is dealt with just like it was throughout the history of the country.”
McConnell, however, pushed Gorsuch through and we couldn’t be happier.
Here is what McConnell stated on Gorsuch’s filibuster:“I think they’re responding to their base, which says ‘Resist everything.’ It’s particularly ridiculous to watch it on Gorsuch because there are no good arguments to vote against Gorsuch. None whatsoever”.
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