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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is threatening to change Senate rules to allow President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to be confirmed with a simple majority rather than 60 votes—better known as the “nuclear option.” Republicans say the Democrats are leaving them no option but to "go nuclear." But Democrats say if the nominee can't garner 60 votes, Republicans need to present a new one, not change the rules. Should the GOP go nuclear? ☢️

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According to NBC News, "The change to a simple majority vote may not sound very dramatic, but in a place like the Senate, which operates on tradition and bipartisan comity, it's a big deal befitting its apocalyptic name." 

The Supreme Court is far too important of an appointment not to require at least a 60-vote margin. The Senate rules were set up to make sure nominations had to appeal to more than just one party. The 60-vote rule requires the Senate to work together and reach across the aisle. Many people think getting rid of that rule is a bad road to go down.

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But others say full speed ahead—enough with the filibuster already. People are tired of Washington obstructionism. Republicans are also accusing the Democrats of just filibustering Gorsuch because they are bitter about Trump's victory.

And let us not forget, it was the Democrats who originally used the "nuclear option" to push through Obama-era appointments. What's good for the goose is good for gander. Democrats crying foul is the peak of hypocrisy in the Senate.

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Democratic Senators Tammy Duckworth and Catherine Cortez Masto say Gorsuch refused to even meet with them, and they will not vote to confirm someone who won't answer their questions. Both Senators allege McConnell didn't even try to get the 60 votes the rules require, and was always planning to shove his nominee through.

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Others say getting rid of the filibuster would be blatantly unconstitutional.

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But many Republicans say it is justified—and Democrats have changed the rules in the past as well.

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And President Trump has come out in favor of the nuclear option.

FINAL RESULTS
Should Republicans use the 'nuclear option' to push through Neil Gorsuch?
#GoNuclearGOP
A festive crown for the winner
#DontGoNuclearGOP
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