Perez on GOP Using Nuclear Option
April 6, 2017
DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Senate Republicans changed the longstanding rules of the Senate to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
“Republicans stole this seat and despite Trump’s nominee being unable to earn the 60 votes he needed to be confirmed, they’re now rigging Senate rules to unilaterally install him on the Supreme Court. By doing Trump’s bidding and turning both the Senate and our highest court into a rubber stamp for the president, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have trampled on the framers’ vision of checks and balances.”