April 06, 2017

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on Senate Republicans Changing the Rules for Supreme Court Nominees

Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on Senate Republicans Changing the Rules for Supreme Court Nominees

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after Senate Republicans invoked the "nuclear option" and removed the 60-vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees:

"I am disappointed that instead of urging President Trump to nominate a more mainstream nominee, Senate Republicans decided to change the rules for confirming Supreme Court Justices. Supreme Court decisions affect millions of Americans, and it is critical that justices are committed to protecting the rights of each and every American citizen, not just big corporations. Nominees should be able to clear a 60-vote threshold.

"Despite the fact that Senate Republicans have chosen to unilaterally change the rules of the road, I continue to stand ready to work across party lines on bipartisan solutions and urge them to do the same."

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