The United State Senate has just voted to use the "nuclear option" to in the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
Judge Neil Gorsuch faced his first day of questions in the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
Since the rollout of ObamaCare, 5.5 million Americans have had their existing health insurance policies canceled.
When the Republican-controlled Senate was considering the "nuclear option" in 2005, many Democrats spoke out forcefully against it, including then-Sen. Barack Obama. Fast forward about eight years to Thursday, when the Dem-controlled Senate invoked the "nuclear option," changing hundreds of years of Senate history. Now, President Obama's federal appointments only need 51 votes to be confirmed, not 60.
President Obama spoke about today's historic Senate vote, as Democrats stripped Republicans of their power to block President Obama's federal nominations. Obama accused Republicans of trying to "gum up the works" for no legitimate reason and displaying a "pattern of obstruction" that has prevented the Senate from functioning normally.
A Senate institution that has been in place since 1789 has just been changed. The Senate has voted 52-48 to make it more difficult for the minority party to filibuster the president’s nominees to various federal posts.