March 23, 2017

Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch, says senate minority leader

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, plans to lead a Democrat filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Republicans will need to convince eight Democrats to vote in favor of confirming Gorsuch. If they are able to do that, Gorsuch will have 60 votes, a requirement for overcoming a filibuster.  Republicans may change procedural rules so that Gorsuch only needs 51 votes to be confirmed.

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