Ep. 47: How the Senate Risks Losing Its Essence Over Gorsuch

The Big Story

Posted March 29, 2017 at 1:50pm

The Republican majority is preparing to eliminate the filibuster for Supreme Court confirmations if that’s what it takes to assure Neil Gorsuch is confirmed, says CQ’s legal affairs writer Todd Ruger. But he and CQ Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings say using the so-called nuclear option could change centuries of precedent that make the Senate a place where bipartisanship still matters. 

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