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CNN: Democrats Worried about GOP Using ‘Nuclear Option’ for Gorsuch appointment, but Democrats Used It First

Fact-check: True.

CNN correctly pointed [1] out that the Democratic Party had used the “nuclear option” in the Senate to get their way, which means that the Democrats lowered the vote threshold from the long-established 60 votes to a simple majority to pass legislation.

Now, the Democrats worry that the Republicans will return the favor and push through the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Instead, they should be blaming their former Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, for using the “nuclear option” in the first place.

What goes around, comes around?