Mitch McConnell

Saumya Narechania, OFA
2017-04-04 10:56:15
Friend -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to rewrite the rules. He likely doesn't have the votes he needs to stop debate and hold a vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch, so this week, he's threatening to "go nuclear" -- a move that could change the way the Senate votes on Supreme Court nominees forever. It's a reckless tactic. And it would be invoked in support of a nominee for a seat that was stolen from President Obama's nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. Once again, they are threatening to change the rules in the middle of the game for partisan reasons. By moving forward with the nuclear option, Senator McConnell would be threatening to ruin the checks and balances that have protected the Supreme Court nomination process for decades. This week, senators will be moving forward with Judge Gorsuch's nomination, and we'll be putting the pressure on them to change the nominee, not the rules. Say you'll be a part of the push: my.ofa.us/Speak-Out-Against-Senate-Recklessness It's critically important to our democracy that members of the Supreme Court are consensus picks that can, at the very least, reach the 60-vote threshold the Majority Leader needs to end debate. Anyone nominated for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be able to earn 60 votes. If Judge Gorsuch is too ideological to get those votes, then he is not the consensus candidate that Americans deserve. Your senator will be voting soon on whether or not to confirm Gorsuch to the high court. Join us this week in letting our senators know that we deserve better: my.ofa.us/Speak-Out-Against-Senate-Recklessness Thanks, Saumya Saumya Narechania National Issues Campaign Manager Organizing for Action
He needs 60 votes to proceed to a vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation, and he doesn't have them.
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Friend --

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to rewrite the rules.

He likely doesn't have the votes he needs to stop debate and hold a vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch, so this week, he's threatening to "go nuclear" -- a move that could change the way the Senate votes on Supreme Court nominees forever.

It's a reckless tactic. And it would be invoked in support of a nominee for a seat that was stolen from President Obama's nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. Once again, they are threatening to change the rules in the middle of the game for partisan reasons. By moving forward with the nuclear option, Senator McConnell would be threatening to ruin the checks and balances that have protected the Supreme Court nomination process for decades.

This week, senators will be moving forward with Judge Gorsuch's nomination, and we'll be putting the pressure on them to change the nominee, not the rules. Say you'll be a part of the push.

It's critically important to our democracy that members of the Supreme Court are consensus picks that can, at the very least, reach the 60-vote threshold the Majority Leader needs to end debate. Anyone nominated for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be able to earn 60 votes. If Judge Gorsuch is too ideological to get those votes, then he is not the consensus candidate that Americans deserve.

Your senator will be voting soon on whether or not to confirm Gorsuch to the high court.

Join us this week in letting our senators know that we deserve better:

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Thanks,

Saumya

Saumya Narechania
National Issues Campaign Manager
Organizing for Action
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