Baldwin’s Supreme Court nominee fight may have election implications

Republicans plan to change Senate rules Thursday
Baldwin’s Supreme Court nominee fight may have election implications

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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