Baldwin’s Supreme Court nominee fight may have election implications
Republicans plan to change Senate rules Thursday
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s support for a filibuster to block President Donald Trump’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court has become an early flashpoint as she faces re-election next year.
While Baldwin and Republicans trade barbs over the nomination of Neil Gorsuch, voters back home in a state that went for Trump in November worry about the continued erosion of bipartisanship.
Anna Street of West Allis says “nobody is making any concessions and I think this is going to be the downfall of both parties.”
Senate Republicans are prepared to change Senate rules Thursday to eliminate the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees, a move labeled the “nuclear option” because it would unravel Senate traditions that have led to reaching bipartisan consensus.
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