Dems Could Force Nuclear Option For Gorsuch

The battle against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch continues as Senate Democrats refuse to get behind his nomination. Sen. Schumer of New York, the minority leader, declared that he would vote against Gorsuch. Sens. Casey of Pennsylvania, Baldwin of Wisconsin, and Carper of Delaware, also oppose the nominee. As of now, there has not been a single Democrat to come out in support of Gorsuch and a minimum of eight Democrats are needed to approve him.

The Washington Examiner reports, “Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has sent a warning to Democrats that he’ll ensure Gorsuch is seated on the Supreme Court no matter how they vote, signaling he’s willing to change Senate rules that would lower the threshold for his confirmation from 60 votes to 51 votes. Such a move would completely bypass the Democrats, who control 48 votes.

McConnell announced that the Senate will take up the Gorsuch nomination the week of April 7, prior to a two-week congressional recess.

“We’ll confirm him before we leave,” McConnell told reporters last week.”

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