Sen. Mitch McConnell boldly stated that Judge Neil Gorsuch would be confirmed to the Supreme Court this week and liberal heads are going to explode.
Democrats are going to have a cow if Sen. McConnell invokes the Harry Reid Senator nuclear option to pass Judge Neil Gorsuch but they were the ones who created it. [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]If McConnell uses this option, Americans should realize he is using the “rules of the Senate,”[/inlinetweet] afforded him by the Democrats.
There are no shenanigans going on here. This is government and many conservatives around this nation will smile and leap for joy
Source: Fox News
“We’re going to get Judge Gorsuch confirmed this week,” McConnell, R-Ky., told “Fox News Sunday.”
Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to fill the high court seat of conservative Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, will almost certainly have enough votes early this week in the GOP-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee but will struggle to get 60 votes for final confirmation by Friday. (Scalia died in February 2016.)
Republicans have 52 senators in the chamber and will need the support of eight Democrats to get Gorsuch confirmed in a straight floor vote.
Without Democratic support, McConnell could get Gorsuch confirmed with a parliamentary maneuver known as the “nuclear option,” which would break the filibuster and get him confirmed on a simple 51-vote majority.
McConnell said Sunday that Gorsuch “deserves to be confirmed” and “will ultimately be confirmed.” But he would not commit to using the so-called nuclear option, arguing he’s still not sure how Democrats will vote.
“We’ll know through the course of the week,” he said. “It’s in the hands of Democrats.”
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