Mar 31, 2017 - Politics & Policy

McCaskill to vote "no" on Gorsuch, sealing filibuster

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Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, just got the last "no" it needed so the Democrats can meet the vote threshold to filibuster his nomination. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) wrote a Medium post about her decision today:

I remain very worried about our polarized politics and what the future will bring, since I'm certain we will have a Senate rule change that will usher in more extreme judges in the future.

Why it matters: Republicans will now have to get rid of the 60-vote filibuster threshold for judges, or allow Gorsuch's nomination to fail.

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