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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina


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.”