BAM!: McConnell Just Told Schumer EXACTLY What’s Going To Happen with Gorsuch

BAM!: McConnell Just Told Schumer EXACTLY What’s Going To Happen with Gorsuch

Chuck Schumer has been whining about Trump’s SCOTUS nominee for some time, even demanding that the President pick a more “mainstream nominee” that everyone can get behind.

Mitch McConnell found his spine, apparently, and just put Schumer in his place in a BIG way.

From Conservative Tribune:

Speaking Sunday on NBC, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell finally displayed some spunk by stating bluntly and unequivocally that Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch would be confirmed Friday, one way or another.

“Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed this week. How that happens really depends on our Democratic friends,” he told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, the implication being that the judge’s confirmation could be accomplished either the hard way or the easy way.

The easy way involved enough Democrats agreeing to buck Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer by voting to end his expected (and quite unwise) filibuster against the judge’s confirmation. The hard way meant embracing the so-called “nuclear option.”

According to USA Today, the “nuclear option” is “a Senate rule that strips the minority party of the power to use a filibuster to block confirmation of a presidential nominee; instead of 60 votes, supporters need only 51 to confirm the nominee.”

The kicker was that though the notion of a “nuclear option” had existed for quite some time, it was former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, who first applied it in 2013 to prevent Republicans from blocking then-President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees.

“I don’t think he should have broken the rules to change the rules of the Senate, but that’s the precedent,” McConnell added. “That’s the precedent now that they set on what we call the executive calendar. And the Supreme Court is part of the executive calendar.​​”

In other words, since the Democrats let the genie out of the bottle, it was only fair that Republicans were also allowed to take advantage of its services.

Not surprisingly, Schumer was mortified.

“(I)nstead of changing the rules, which is up to Mitch McConnell and the Republican majority, why doesn’t President Trump, Democrats, and Republicans in the Senate, sit down, and try to come up with a mainstream nominee?” he whined later that morning on “Meet the Press.”

Gee, it’s almost like someone, somewhere was warning people about doing these kinds of things simply because they find the person in the Oval Office to be acceptable.

I’ll just be over here drinking my tea.

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