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Bernie Sanders – Sanders said Obama's SCOTUS nominees 'required' 60 votes, but it's more complicated

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Sanders said Obama’s SCOTUS nominees ‘required’ 60 votes, but it’s more complicated

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said President Donald Trump’s nominees to the Supreme Court should follow the same confirmation process as the nominees of former President Barack Obama. In a Feb. 5 interview on CNN’s State of the Union, CNN host Jake Tapper asked if he would join an effort to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination. "Look, Obama’s nominations required 60 votes," Sanders said. He continued, "Obama had to get 60 votes, that’s the rules of the United States. And if 60 people vote to confirm Judge Gorsuch, he will become the next nominee. That is the process, those are the rules that …

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