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    Top Dems skipping White House Supreme Court roll out

    Top Dems skipping White House Supreme Court roll out

    01/31/17 07:04 PM EST




    Top Senate Democrats are planning to skip President Trump's unveiling on Tuesday night of his Supreme Court nominee.

    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, said he wouldn't attend the White House event because he didn't think it was an "appropriate roll out" for a pick.

    "I don't want to be standing there tonight in the crowd when they pull back the curtain and say here's your nominee," he told reporters. "Let's do this in an orderly fashion."

    Durbin is a member of the Judiciary Committee, which will be responsible for vetting and green lighting Trump's pick.

    Spokesmen for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, also confirmed that the two top senators won't attend Trump's announcement.

    Trump is expected to name his nominee on Tuesday evening and Vice President Mike Pence reportedly invited GOP lawmakers to attend the event during a closed-door lunch.

    GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Orrin Hatch (Utah) both said they expect to attend the roll out.

    Trump's pick will likely kick off a high-stakes fight in the Senate, where some Democrats are already pledging to filibuster any nominee they don't support.

    Durbin stressed earlier Tuesday that it was "too soon" for Democrats to issue a blanket pledge to fight a nominee without knowing who it is.

    Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate. To defeat a filibuster, they would need eight Democrats to cross party lines.

    Asked if the threat that Republicans could go "nuclear" and get rid of the 60-vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees impacted his thinking, Durbin added "of course."

    Under a 2013 decision by Democrats—led by then-Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)—the threshold for most nominations was lowered to a simple majority, but left in place for the Supreme Court.

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is publicly flirting with getting rid of the 60-vote requirement for high court nominations if Democrats block Trump's nominee, but Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly signaled he does not want to take that step.

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    LOL!! Jean that is perfect.

    I don't know if I'll like the rulings of this Judge, but I really liked him, his wife and the whole roll-out scene. It was a beautiful moment of government working. He sounds so intelligent, so much a student of the law, but he also seemed to be a kind and understanding person as well. I know President Trump took his time and did his best to try to choose the best person for the Supreme Court.

    It's a sad part of history to see DemoQuacks boycotting our Inauguration of a President, the announcement of a nominee to the United States Supreme Court, to be votefleeing important committee votes on nominees, to in essence refuse to show up and participate in our government functions.

    It's rude, it's disrespectful, and it's irresponsible.

    If you want to be left out, don't show up. The most important thing we do in our lives is show up. Show up to work, show up at meetings, show up at home, show up at school, show up at class, show up at war, show up at emergency, show up at party, show up at events, show up at hospital, show up at nursing home, show up at funeral, show up at church, show up at PTA, show up at celebrations, show up at elections, show up for family, show up for Christmas, show up for children, show up for practice, show up for study group, show up for game, show up for spouse, show up for friends.

    The day Americans stop showing up, is the day we have no important or relevant place to be.

    Apparently DemoQuacks think we're already there.
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    It's rude, it's disrespectful, and it's irresponsible.
    So true. Acting like a bunch of spoiled brats, very immature. If the Reps had done this back when Obama had Congress the lamestream media would have been all over them.
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    Republicans always show up.

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