Thursday, March 30, 2017

McCain "Very Sad", Flake Also Misses Bipartisanship; See "Nuclear" Reaction To Gorsuch Filibuster

This Huffington Post article has key quotes from both of Arizona's U.S. Senators. John McCain is "very sad" because he has "failed" to convince enough Democrats to not filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, and that the Republicans will go "nuclear" in response.

Jeff Flake sees sad parallels to the currently-dead Obamacare repeal and replace effort in the House.

Both seem to acknowledge that they will go along with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plans to invoke the so-called "nuclear option" - changing the Senate rules to require only 51 Senators to close debate on a Supreme Court nominee and proceed to a vote.

Neither Senator mentioned to the Huffington Post reporter that their acquiescence in last year's blocking of the Merrick Garland nomination contributed to this year's (planned) Democratic filibuster.

Here are the quotes from Arizona's Senators:

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