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REPUBLICAN SENATORS OBEYS DICTATOR TRUMP'S 'GO NUCLEAR' OPTION AS GOP CHANGES RULES AND


Supreme Court Justice nominee, Neil Gorsuch, center, seen here with Vice President Mike Pence, right, as they meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.

Senate Republicans triggered the “nuclear option” Thursday, changing the rules to ensure that Supreme Court nominees can never be blocked by partisan filibusters and allowing Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s first Supreme Court pick, to be approved later this week.

Democrats mounted the first successful partisan filibuster of a high court nominee in U.S. history after weeks of threatening, and Republicans — following a script Democrats introduced four years ago — retaliated by changing the rules and eliminating the power of the filibuster to hold up any nominees.

“This will be the first — and last — partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nomination,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed, saying he didn’t relish changing the rules but argued Democrats forced him into it.

The results from Thursday’s vote also threatens to poison the Senate for the foreseeable future, worsening already bad relations between Republicans and Democrats who have disagreed over every step of Mr. Trump’s agenda.

But Republicans said Judge Gorsuch, who has won good reviews from both liberal and conservative legal scholars, was worthy of the fight.

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Merkley pictured ended a 15 hour all-night talk-a-thon on Wednesday morning

'For the first time in history, we are considering a nominee for a stolen Supreme Court seat, and that alone should be reason for everyone who cares about this institution to turn down this nominee,' said Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley as he concluded a 15-and-a-half-hour overnight talk-a-thon to stress his party's opposition to Gorsuch.

My opinion: Dictator Trump asked Senate Republicans to go for the "Nuclear" option if Democrats refused to support his Supreme Court nominee Judge Gorsuch, well it looks like GOP lawmakers obeyed his order.