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Bernie Sanders refuses to admit he's calling for a filibuster of Neil Gorsuch's confirmation

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In an appearance on CNN this week, 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.) backed up Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D–N.Y.) calls for Democrats to filibuster the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Despite some pressure from CNN host Dana Bash, Sanders refused to admit that what he was advocating was in fact a filibuster, a claim the Washington Post rated mostly false (or, in their parlance, three out of four Pinnochios).

"It’s not a question of filibuster," Sanders said. "I am for the Republicans obeying the rules that currently exist, and not changing those rules. And the rules right now, for good reasons, are 60 votes."

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