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Ex-Clinton Spox: If Democrats Strike Deal on Gorsuch, ‘DSCC Should Give Up Asking for Money’ for 2 Years

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Former Hillary Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon had some tough words for Democrats tonight over a report that some in the Senate are considering a deal to confirm Neil Gorsuch.

According to Politico, even though there are Democrats standing firm against Gorsuch because of how Merrick Garland was treated, there are some attempting to get concessions as part of a deal:

The deal Democrats would be most likely to pursue, the sources said, would be to allow confirmation of Gorsuch in exchange for a commitment from Republicans not to kill the filibuster for a subsequent vacancy during President Donald Trump’s term. The next high court opening could alter the balance of the court, and some Democrats privately argue that fight will be far more consequential than the current one.

As Politico‘s report notes, “The current talks are limited to about a half-dozen Democratic lawmakers. They haven’t made an offer to Republicans yet, and Democratic leaders wouldn’t support one.”

Fallon had a pretty blunt reaction to that one:

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