If there is one thing we have learned, it’s that the Democrats really fail at trying to pass laws in the Senate.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tried to lead a liberal chant earlier in the week, but his attempts failed badly and left him feeling embarrassed.
Schumer has been threatening to lead a filibuster against Senate Republicans and President Trump’s decision to nominate Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
“If Judge Gorsuch fails to earn 60 votes and fails to demonstrate he is mainstream enough to sit on the high court, we should change the nominee not the rules,” Schumer said in a Wednesday press conference. When pressed by Sinclair Broadcast Group, he acknowledged that there was no hard and fast rule subjecting every Supreme Court nominee to approval by a supermajority, but “we believe in a 60-vote threshold.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fired back on Wednesday, saying the Democrats are invoking a “mythical 60 vote standard that doesn’t exist” because of their 2016 electoral loss.
“A 60-vote threshold has never been the standard for a Supreme Court nomination.”
Even the “Washington Post” called out the Democrats for using “misleading” and “slippery” language when it comes to the 60 vote rule.