Kaboom! Republicans trigger ‘nuclear option’ to speed Trump court nominees

Thanks to Obama & Harry Reid for giving us this nuclear option.


From Liberal Politico News(4/3/2019): McConnell invokes 'nuclear option' to clear way for lower-level Trump nominees
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“It is time for this sorry chapter to end. It’s time to return this body to a more normal and reasonable process for fulfilling its constitutional responsibilities no matter which party controls the White House,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. | AP Photo/Patrick Semansky


Republicans trigger ‘nuclear option’ to speed Trump nominees
Democrats blasted the move as a blow to the Senate and a sign the filibuster might soon be on its way out.

By BURGESS EVERETT 04/03/2019 03:47 PM EDT Updated 04/03/2019 05:52 PM EDT
Senate Republicans used the “nuclear option” Wednesday to unilaterally reduce debate time on most presidential nominees, the latest in a series of changes to the fabric of the Senate to dilute the power of the minority.

The move by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) immediately paves the way for quicker confirmation of President Donald Trump’s judicial and executive branch picks and comes amid deep GOP frustration with Democratic delays. Future presidents will benefit too, though McConnell and Trump stand to gain inordinately as they seek to fill 130 District Court vacancies over the next 18 months before the 2020 election.

The nuclear option — a change of the Senate rules by a simple majority — gained its name because it was seen as an explosive maneuver that would leave political fallout for some time to come. But it’s now been deployed three times in just six years amid continuous partisan warfare over nominations.

Schumer asserted that he was "so sorry that my Republican colleagues have gone along with Sen. McConnell's debasement of the Senate." The New York Democrat called the change "disgraceful" and said it was a "sad day in the Senate's history."

McConnell absorbed the criticism, cracking a smile at times as Schumer castigated him. Then he stood up and said Schumer was responsible for the quagmire, having launched filibusters of President George W. Bush's nominees.

"He started this whole thing," McConnell said, pointing at Schumer. "This is not a sad day. This is a glad day."


  • Awesome and its about damn time McConnell invoke it.
  • And now democrats are claiming it break 200 years of traditions. Lol

    They didn't say the same thing when they themself invoked and introduced the nuclear options back in 2013. Hypocrites.
  • It may be funny to you, because you have ancient values and principles, e.g. 10 Commandments...but many progressives don't perceive hypocrisy as ludicrous at all. It is a serious undertaking for many of them.
  • I would be ashamed if i was a progressive.
  • The POTUS is a pathological liar, whoever belives him is blind and dumb
  • Ashamed? Do you think pro-gay progressives are ashamed of embracing shariah law, because they believe "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."...?
  • When a liar influence the court system, only the blind n dumbe would not notice what is about to take place and how significant it is.
  • Justice according to public law-- not according to cooked-up "social justice."
  • lol someone is unhinged. lol
  • Chelsea Handler at to see a shrink for 2 years because she was so devastated when Trump won in 2016. A visit to the shrink is What some of the never trumpers in here should do.
  • it is very true there are blind and dumb people in here..LOL
  • Video of Chelsea Handler cyrin the day after Trump won the 2016 election. lol...No wonder she needed to see a mental professional.
  • visa take Chelsea case and make an appointment with your nearest shrink. hahaha
  • majority of American people knew already what to expect when trump won the election with the help of the Russian government, they knew already that Trump will make America a living hell ..True story..
  • Mueller report:No collusion. @visafree, pothead is right, you do need to see a shrink.
  • you sound like a broken record but Muller did not exonerated trump but Bar did, welcome to the flunky land.
  • No more indictments is all this flunky has to say per Mueller report. lol
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