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Chuck ‘The Obstructor’ Schumer’s Latest Threat

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

Saying he was too conservative and he was unsure Gorsuch would be independent of President Trump, Senate Minority Leader Chuck ‘The Obstructor’ Schumer announced on the Senate Floor Thursday that he would join with other Democrats in attempting to filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

And as expected, Chuck ‘The Obstructor’ warned against the GOP using the nuclear option…in other words eliminating the filibuster.

“If this nominee cannot earn 60 votes — a bar met by each of President Obama’s nominees, and George Bush’s last two nominees — the answer isn’t to change the rules. It’s to change the nominee.”

Gorsuch has been widely praised as an excellent pick for the nations highest court, even receiving the American Bar Association’s highest rating. In his first two days (three if you count Monday when just gave his opening statement) Gorsuch handled himself admirably despite being unfairly prodded by Judicial Committee Democrats, including the absurdity hunter senator Al Franken (who interestingly didn’t think it absurd that ab…

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

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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 (, contributing reporter at and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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