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Response to StevieM (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 09:52 PM

16. The point I was trying to make is that all this talk about opposing a nominee is just noise

 

The Republicans control the House and the Senate so there is no viable means of blocking a Cabinet pick.

As for Harry Reid, you're right, but it won't help things. Now the Republicans can push through whoever they want and just say "We're merely working according to the rules of the Senate that Sen Reid pushed through when he was majority leader"

And yes, I fully expect the filibuster to be removed when the new Senate is seated, Reid threatened to do exactly that when it was thought that the Democrats would regain control of the Senate.

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