With Trump prepared to announce his nominee on Tuesday evening, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said in an interview on Monday morning that he will filibuster any pick that is not Merrick Garland and that the vast majority of his caucus will oppose Trump’s nomination. That means Trump’s nominee will need 60 votes to be confirmed by the Senate.
No, it won’t require 60 votes. At least not if Senate Republicans have an ounce of courage because that’s all it will take. When he was the leader of the Senate Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option for confirmation of Obama’s judicial nominees. Republicans were not allowed to filibuster Obama’s judges and that precedent was set by Democrats. Now they don’t want to live by the rules they made when they had the power. Figures, bunch of ratfink weasels.
You see, if Democrats didn’t have double standards they wouldn’t have any standards at all.
Republicans better not flinch on this.
Michael Walsh has lots more to say about it.