Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged on Tuesday that he will use the “nuclear option” to push President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch through.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on his party to block Gorsuch, which is what forced McConnell to consider using the nuclear option. Currently, 42 senators have agreed to filibuster his confirmation.
However, several Senate Democrats have started voicing their support for Gorsuch.
Sen. Lamar Alexander spoke to Breitbart News about Gorsuch and his confirmation hearing.
“The Democrats have once again gone into a room and convinced themselves to do something that’s never been done before in the 230-year history of the Senate, and that is to require more than 51 votes to confirm a Supreme Court nominee. I have spoken on the Senate floor twice in recent weeks to try to convince Democrats not to filibuster Judge Gorsuch’s nomination because it will be damaging to the Senate and to the country. When I was in the minority, I opposed President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, but I did not support a filibuster of her nomination — I believed she was entitled to a majority vote — and Judge Gorsuch is also entitled to a majority vote.”
Hopefully the Republicans can get Gorsuch through and help make the Supreme Court great again.