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Senate Dems say they will filibuster Trump’s SCOTUS nominee no matter who it is

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., second from left, accompanied by, from left, Sen. Jeff Merkley D-Ore., Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., speaks during a news conference about gun control legislation, June 23, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP/Alex Brandon)

Some Democrats in the Senate have committed to blocking President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick before the nominee has even been announced.

After Trump tweeted that he would announce his Supreme Court pick on Tuesday evening, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) told reporters Monday morning that he plans to filibuster any nominee pick who is not Merrick Garland, according to Politico. Garland was former President Barack Obama's pick to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the passing of Antonin Scalia.

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