Senate Democrats upset at Republican plans to push forward on plans to vote for a Supreme Court nominee resorted to using procedural rules to frustrate regular business of the chamber on Tuesday, The Hill reported.
“Because the Senate Republicans have no respect for the institution, we won’t have business as usual here in the Senate,” Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said from the Senate floor.
Schumer invoked what’s known as the two-hour rule, The Hill reported, citing an unidentified Democratic aide. The rule can be used to disallow Senate committee hearings if the chamber has been in session for more than two hours.
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