Finally! Judge Gorsuch will be confirmed to the US Supreme Court this week, ending months of partisan resistance by worthless Senate Democrats.
Democrats voted Thursday morning to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch, igniting a series of votes that will end later in the day with Republicans triggering the “nuclear option,” breaking the filibuster by changing the rules, and setting up a final vote Friday to confirm President Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, according to The Washington Times.
“This will be the first — and last — partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nomination,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed, saying he didn’t relish changing the rules by arguing Democrats have forced him into it.
Just four Democrats joined Republicans in backing Judge Gorsuch, leaving them four votes shy of the 60 needed to overcome the filibuster.
The nuclear option, which Democrats first used in 2013, is a shortcut to change the interpretation of Senate rules, lowering the number of votes needed to end a filibuster from 60 down to just a majority. Democrats changed the threshold for all nominees but the Supreme Court, and Republicans on Thursday will finish the job by applying the rule to the high court.