Several hours into the hearing Monday, it became clear that Democrats have enough support for a filibuster on Gorsuch’s nomination.
The Senate will begin the full confirmation vote on the floor on Friday, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has warned that Republicans would pursue the nuclear option and eliminate the filibuster for Supreme Court nominations if Democrats are united against Gorsuch.
Three Senate Democrats had announced that they support Gorsuch’s nomination -- Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, announced Monday that he would vote to advance his nomination and not join the Democratic filibuster.
Republicans would have needed four more Senate Democrats to support Gorsuch in order to advance his nomination over the 60-vote threshold to reach a final confirmation vote. But now, 41 Senate Democrats are against cloture and the final confirmation vote. Three are still undecided.
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