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McConnell Opposes Senate Vote

Christian Science Monitor

Kentucky’s senior senator is speaking out against majority Democrats in the Senate for their vote on Thursday (Nov. 21) eliminating the use of the filibuster against most presidential nominees.

Republican Mitch McConnell blasted the 52 to 48 vote during a press conference. McConnell says the change breaks one of the Senate’s most fundamental operating procedures.

“It’s a sad day in the history of the senate. After today...advise and consent probably means to them 100-percent consent.” ----Mitch McConnell

The new rule means that Republicans can no longer block President Obama’s nominees to head cabinet posts and the federal judiciary.

McConnell accuses Democrats of manufacturing a crisis. He says the Senate has confirmed 215 of President Obama’s judicial nominees and rejected only two.

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