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Republicans appear to be triggering the 'nuclear option' in the Senate

Debate has been swirling around whether or not the Democrats will filibuster Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch. To add to the drama, some Republicans have threatened to use the so-called "nuclear option," which would allow the vote to succeed with a simple majority of 51 votes rather than 60.

Seventeen Senate Republicans have signed the cloture petition to limit debate and end a filibuster on Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, setting up Thursday’s cloture vote. Ken Cuccinelli, President of Senate Conservatives Fund  joined Dana Loesch on "Dana" to discuss what has been a surprising turn of events to many.

"Frankly, I'm pleasantly surprised to see something that looks a lot like a spine among the Republicans, and among 50 plus of them. This is such a dramatic change from anything they've done in the past," Cuccinelli stated.

He went on to point out that, while Gorsuch will be a tremendous addition to the Supreme Court, since he is a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, his appointment does nothing to change the court ideologically. He added that there soon may be many opportunities to move the court in a more conservative direction with a number of the older Supreme Court justices potentially approaching retirement.

To see more from Dana, visit her channel on TheBlaze and watch full episodes of “Dana” live weekdays 6–7 p.m. ET or anytime on-demand at TheBlaze TV.

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