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DNC's Perez: GOP 'Rigging Senate Rules' on Gorsuch

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By    |   Thursday, 06 Apr 2017 02:43 PM

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez charged Republicans are "rigging Senate rules" to get Neil Gorsuch confirmed for the Supreme Court, The Hill reported.

Senate Republicans voted to impose the "nuclear option" and strip Democrats of the power to filibuster Gorsuch.

"Republicans stole this seat and despite [President Donald] Trump's nominee being unable to earn the 60 votes he needed to be confirmed, they're now rigging Senate rules to unilaterally install him on the Supreme Court," Perez said.

"By doing Trump's bidding and turning both the Senate and our highest court into a rubber stamp for the president, [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell [R-Ky.] and Senate Republicans have trampled on the framers' vision of checks and balances."

Perez later took to Twitter to emphasize his point.

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez charged Republicans are "rigging Senate rules" to get Neil Gorsuch confirmed for the Supreme Court, The Hill reported.
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