Dem Senator Ends 15-Hour Protest With No Effect on Gorsuch Nomination

Dem Senator Ends 15-Hour Protest With No Effect on Gorsuch Nomination

Republicans discounted Merkley’s protest, which will have no impact on the cloture vote on Gorsuch’s nomination.

Nathan Brand, spokesman for the conservative group America Rising Squared, told the Hill that Merkley’s speech was like “those all-nighters before a test in college.”

“While Senator Merkley’s desperate floor speech may serve him well with his looney liberal base, it also shows how Senate Democrats have been co-opted by the extreme activists in their party,” Brand said.

April 5, 2017

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