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Judge Garland is a fine man, as Judge Kavanaugh has testified. @senatemajldr, using majority, declared #NoHearingsNoVotes, pursuant to the “Biden Rule” and the people voted. The smearing and politics of personal destruction never directed at him, or Justices Kagan/Sotomayor. And
lest you forget, though I doubt you do, the maneuver of nominee blockade was invented by then Judiciary Chair Leavy in 2001-2002, and of judicial filibuster by Leahy and Minority Leader Reid in 2003-2005, until threat of nuclear option by Leader First brought about “Gang of 14.”
When Harry Reid deployed #TheReidRule —that rules of a continuing body could be changed by simple majority— Harry Reid brought down all remaining guardrails and made judges simple majority votes. Now @senatemajldr should —if smears against #JudgeKavanaugh work— use #TheReidRule
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Key events in “30 Years War” over judicial confirmations: Bork and Thomas nominations; the “Biden rule,” the Chairman Leahy blockade of 01-02, the ⁦@SenateDems⁩ filibusters of ‘03-04, Frist threat of nuclear option then Gang of 14, #TheReidRule,…
and subsequent packing of D.C.Circuit, @SenateGOP taking control in ‘15, Justice Scalia death and @SenateMajLdr #NoHearingsNoVotes, @realDonaldTrump win, @SenSchumer filibuster of Justice Gorsuch, #TheReidRule applied to #SCOTUS nominees. Which brings us to today...
Every tactic invented by @SenateDems has then been adopted by @SenateGOP —blockade, filibuster,#TheReidRule, majority vote confirmations. That which gets used by one side gets used by the other. Pretty simple history but folks like to tell themselves stories to get outraged.
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