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Fact-Checking Chuck Schumer’s Claims on Supreme Court Confirmations

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

Even before President Trump named Neil Gorsuch as his pick to replace Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court Democratic Party leaders led by the Senate Minority Leader, New York’s Chuckie Schumer,  were telling lies/spinning the truth about the history of recent Senate confirmation votes with statements such as justices are always approved with 60+ votes, or this is a stolen court seat.

The below substitutes facts for the nonsense people like little Chuckie Schumer (D-NY) has been spewing:

Schumer/Democratic Party Claim Number One: Republicans should not even think about using the nuclear option, Supreme Court Justices are always confirmed with a bi-partisan vote above the 60+filibuster threshold.

Here the NY Senator’s claim is half-true. Nominees of Democratic Party Presidents usually zip through with little or no opposition.  However when evaluating candidates from GOP presidents the Democrats are not always as non-partisan as Republicans. Robert Bork, a brilliant jurist was slandered and rejected, Justice Clarence Thomas was slandered but passed with only 52 votes, and Justice Samuel Alito was approved with only 52 vo…

Read the rest of the story at Jeff Dunetz’s blog The Lid

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About the author

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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