Manchin Opposes Democratic Filibuster of Gorscuch

He said it would affect the Senate’s integrity.

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Kimberly Railey
March 24, 2017, 9:54 a.m.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D) “said Thursday that he would not join a Demo­crat­ic fili­buster of Pres­id­ent Trump’s Su­preme Court nom­in­ee, Neil Gor­such, ar­guing that the in­teg­rity of the Sen­ate needs to be pre­served.” Manchin said “that Sen­ate de­cor­um needs to be pre­served and that it star­ted to fall apart in 2013 when then-Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Harry Re­id (D-NV) in­sti­tuted the so-called nuc­le­ar op­tion.”

“That’s not what the Found­ing Fath­ers de­cided for this body. This body’s a very unique body, a very de­lib­er­ate body, sup­posed to be the teapot cool­ing the tea off,” Manchin said. (Ya­hoo)


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