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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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Adams Statement on the Senate’s Decision to Employ the Nuclear Option

Apr 6, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the Senate voted to end the 60 vote threshold required to confirm a Supreme Court justice.

“Today's decision to circumvent long standing traditions and rules is a grave miscarriage of Justice,” said Congresswoman Adams. “Prior to today’s vote, all Supreme Court justices were confirmed with a 60 vote threshold. Our constitution states that the President should seek advice and consent from the Senate when nominating a Supreme Court justice; this nominee did not meet the standard for confirmation therefore the President should confer with the Senate and nominate a new candidate.”