Krauthammer: Filibustering Gorsuch Will Deliver Senate Dems A ‘Self-Inflicted Wound’ [VIDEO]
Charles Krauthammer stated on Fox News Thursday that Senate Democrats will give themselves a “self-inflicted wound” by filibustering Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation.
The conservative pundit noted that if eight Democrats — though they might still oppose Gorsuch’s nomination — don’t agree to bring cloture to the filibuster, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will “abolish” it.
“The reason this is all important, the debate now, the argument now, the tussle now is not about Gorsuch,” Krauthammer stated. “Everyone knows he is going on the court.”
“It’s about the next nominee,” he continued. “If the Democrats force the hand of McConnell on this boat, abolish the filibuster — needing only 51 — next time around, when you might even have a liberal seat going up, then, if it is only 51, the Republicans would be tempted to go for a far more hard edged conservative than Gorsuch is.”
“That will be a self-inflicted wound by the Democrats.”