Senate Democrats’ misleading language on a 60-vote ‘standard’ for Supreme Court nominees – The Washington Post

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“Democrats are being slippery with their language. Sixty votes is not “a standard” for Supreme Court confirmations, as two of the current justices on the court did not meet that supposed standard.

There is a separate issue of whether Republicans will have to invoke cloture to end a filibuster — and whether Gorsuch could meet the necessary 60 votes to proceed to a confirmation vote. In Supreme Court nominations, that’s a rarely used parliamentary tactic that is certainly available to Democrats to establish a threshold for confirmation. But it’s not “a standard.””

Source: Senate Democrats’ misleading language on a 60-vote ‘standard’ for Supreme Court nominees – The Washington Post

 

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