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Lankford defends Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

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WASHINGTON DC (KSWO)- Oklahoma Senator James Lankford is speaking out against the democratic threat to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation.

Lankford says Gorsuch was unanimously confirmed to the tenth circuit court of appeals by the nation's former top Democrats.

“He was seen as a consistent, solid, mainstream, fair judge, which means Senator Joe Biden voted for him, Hillary Clinton voted for him, Chuck Schumer voted for him, Barack Obama voted for him in 2006. After going through all of his background leading up to that point,” Lankford said.

Republicans have the ability to use what is called the nuclear option -- changing the rules to require just 51 votes instead of 60 needed to confirm Gorsuch.

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