Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Friday that President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, will be confirmed.
McConnell told Senate Democrats that he will use the “nuclear option” if they try and block the pick.
“We’re going to get Judge Gorsuch confirmed,” McConnell said.
“There will be an opportunity for the Democrats to invoke cloture. We’ll see where that ends. The Democratic leader who will be out here shortly says that we will not get cloture, so that is a good question to ask him. But it’ll be really up to them how the process to confirm Judge Gorsuch goes forward.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer previously said he would filibuster if it seemed like Gorsuch was going to get confirmed.
“If this nominee cannot meet the same standard that Republicans insisted upon for President Obama’s nominee, 60 votes in the Senate, then the problem lies not with the Senate but with the nominee,” the New York Democrat said on the Senate floor after Gorsuch’s nomination hearing had ended.
Only time will tell what happens with the vote, but overall Gorsuch is a well rounded candidate that is more than fair on most issues.