— John Rocco (@johnrocco2016) January 30, 2017
NEWS: Senate Democrats will filibuster Trump's SCOTUS nominee, demand 60 votes and a cloture vote https://t.co/BkVfQYQTcL
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) January 30, 2017
More from Politico:
Senate Democrats are going to try to bring down President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick no matter who the president chooses to fill the current vacancy.
With Trump prepared to announce his nominee on Tuesday evening, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said in an interview on Monday morning that he will filibuster any pick that is not Merrick Garland and that the vast majority of his caucus will oppose Trump’s nomination. That means Trump’s nominee will need 60 votes to be confirmed by the Senate.
“When Democrats were in the majority, Sen. Merkley wanted to end filibusters. But I guess he only meant when Democrats are in the majority and in control of the White House,” said Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
So much for #DoYourJob, eh, Dems? In any event, good luck with this.
— JWF (@JammieWF) January 30, 2017
I never realized why the term LOL existed until now. https://t.co/VEodDnkQXH
— F. Bill McMorris (@FBillMcMorris) January 30, 2017