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Gang of 14 Report

Not sure we highlighted Mike Dewine’s comments yesterday here (Ramesh did in The Corner):

“I do not think his nomination constitutes in any way, shape or form the unusual circumstance we envisioned when we talked about what would be permissible to filibuster,” DeWine said. “I can’t imagine he will be filibustered. If he is filibustered, I would be prepared to vote to change the rules of the Senate to stop it.”

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