ABC7 Taps Politics' Steve Woolpert For Analysis On 'Nuclear Option' For Senate Gorsuch Vote

ABC7 San Francisco logoABC7 interviewed Politics Professor Steve Woolpert about the decision by Republican Senators to invoke the "nuclear option" in the U.S. Senate vote on the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Woolpert, whose academic research includes the impact of the high court's decisions on the nation, commented on the long term consequences of the extreme partisan maneuver that prevents opposition filibusters by allowing a simple majority of 51 votes, instead of the longstanding U.S. Senate tradition of a supermajority of 60 votes.

 

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Friday, April 7, 2017