Statement from DFL Chairman Ken Martin on Republicans going Nuclear

“Today, Republicans chose to change a 200-year old Senate rule to ram through a Supreme Court nominee for a president whose campaign is under investigation by the FBI. In an effort to give Trump and his cronies the appearance of a win, Sen. McConnell compromised our country’s democracy to clear the path for Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation.

“This process, which began two years ago when the GOP refused to give Judge Merrick Garland a hearing, ended today when the Republicans failed to break the Democrat’s filibuster and sacrificed the future of America for generations to come.

“Shame on Republicans for compromising our country’s democracy and establishing a dangerous precedent for executing Trump’s agenda.”

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