Senator Scott Statement on Nuclear Option

Senator Scott Statement on Nuclear Option

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Washington – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after Senate Democrats changed the rules of the Senate today using what has become known as the “nuclear option.”

“This unprecedented power grab to change the rules of the Senate simply to try and shift people’s attention away from the disastrous Obamacare rollout is short sighted, and it carries implications Democrats are going to have to live with when Republicans retake the Senate. It is also unfortunate that Senator Reid and Senate Democrats have developed amnesia in regards to how they acted when Republicans were in the majority. While they held up nominations for up to a thousand days under President Bush, Democrats have now decided to invoke the nuclear option over nominees for a court that doesn’t even have the workload to keep the judges it has busy.”