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Response to Lurks Often (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 09:37 PM

15. First of all, Reid had no choice. The GOP were filibustering almost everyone. That may be part

of how Obama was persuaded to appoint James Comey as FBI Director (although they actually filibustered him for awhile too).

Second, the GOP would not have tolerated a filibuster, even if we hadn't gone nuclear. So the result would be the same--Trump getting his people confirmed.

The rules changes still allow the Supreme Court nominees to be filibustered. And that will be eliminated by the GOP immediately, assuming we even stand up to them and try to block Trump's nominees.

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