Senate changes rules; vote on Neil Gorsuch set for Friday

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Senate changes rules; vote on Neil Gorsuch set for Friday

Attempts to prevent filibuster and ‘nuclear option’ fail
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky signals a thumbs-up as he leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday after he led the GOP majority to change Senate rules and lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority. The move allowed the Republicans to advance Judge Neil Gorsuch to a confirmation vote.

Senate changes rules; vote on Neil Gorsuch set for Friday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky signals a thumbs-up as he leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday after he led the GOP majority to change Senate rules and lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority. The move allowed the Republicans to advance Judge Neil Gorsuch to a confirmation vote.
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