Flashback: Schumer Says Democrats Prefer ‘Up-or-Down’ Votes over Obstruction

‘We much prefer the risk of up-or-down votes in majority rule, than the risk of continued total obstruction’

Flashback: Schumer Says Democrats Prefer ‘Up-Or-Down’ Votes Over Obstruction (The Washington Free Beacon)

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer  (D., N.Y.) and Democrats in the Senate are trying to filibuster President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, a far cry from Schumer saying at a 2013 press conference that "no matter who's in power," Democrats prefer up-or-down votes.

"We much prefer the risk of up-or-down votes in majority rule, than the risk of continued total obstruction. That is the bottom line, no matter who's in power," Schumer said during the press conference.

But Democrats are distancing themselves from Schumer's previous statements, and Schumer is now saying that the Supreme Court nominees should reach a threshold of 60 votes in the Senate.

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