Ore. Sen. Jeff Merkley Mimics Ted Cruz With 15-Hour Anti-Gorsuch Speechibuster

As a result: "Instead of acting as an independent branch of government and serving as a check on the executive branch, congressional leaders of both parties expect the House and Senate to act in.

Taking the Senate floor to # StopGorsuch.By stealing a supreme court seat for the first time in American history, the Senate is undermining the Court and the rule of law, and turning the highest court in the land into a political committee.

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Born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jeff Merkley has never lost touch with his working class roots. As a U.S. Senator, he works every day to create opportunity for working families, stop the corruption of our democracy, and tackle the climate crisis.

In an op-ed in today’s New York Times, Oregon senator Jeff Merkley urges his fellow Senate Democrats to filibuster the supreme court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch and (as the title of his.

The most recent notable filibuster came in April 2017, when sen. jeff merkley, D-Ore., spoke for 15 hours and 28 minutes in opposition to the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. In 2013, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, delivered the longest filibuster in 60 years when he spoke for 21 hours and 18 minutes against a bill to end the.

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Liberal Sen. Jeff Merkley is holding the Senate floor in protest of Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination. The Oregon Democrat’s office said he intended to "hold the floor and refuse to yield for as long as he is able to continue speaking," The hill reported. merkley tweeted tuesday night the "integrity" of both the Senate and the Supreme Court are at stake.

There aren’t too many people who would be more fitting speakers at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). But, in a very awkward moment, the event organizers cut his.

Senate Republicans voted to eliminate aspects of the filibuster for executive and judicial nominees. Sen. Ted Cruz is threatening legal action against Yale Law School, saying the school is blacklisting Christian organizations. The Daily Signal podcast is available on.