How Long Can Democrats Filibuster Neil Gorsuch? Republicans Could "Go Nuclear"

Fischer dismisses comparisons of Schumer's threat to action, or inaction, taken by Senate Republicans past year when they ignored President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has said he is open to voting for him.

Another vote potentially up for grabs is that of Michael Bennet, a Democrat from Gorsuch's home state of Colorado.

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin, facing re-election in Wisconsin next year, also opposes the nomination, a spokesman said. According to The New York Times, both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump have expressed support for the idea of eliminating the filibuster option if Democrats decide to block Gorsuch's confirmation. If they don't get those votes, Republicans could still change Senate rules to ensure Gorsuch's confirmation. Schumer is going to force Gorsuch to get 60 votes or be replaced by a new nominee. He added, "If a judge can't 60 votes, you don't change the rules, you change the judge or the nominee". The speakers included the father of an autistic boy whom Gorsuch ruled against.

Democratic committee members on Tuesday and Wednesday pressed Gorsuch on rulings he participated in that they said showed a inclination to decide in favor of corporate interests and against what they called "the little guy". The Republican push to dismantle Obama's Affordable Care Act and the controversy surrounding the investigation into contact between Trump associates and Russian Federation overshadowed the hearings.

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The senator outlined his opposition to Gorsuch after meeting with him. So I am proud to represent the voices and values of Washington state workers and families and stand with them and against the nomination of Judget Gorsuch.

Hearings for a Supreme Court nominee usually dominate Congress, but that's not been the case over the four days of hearings. Jameel Jaffer, former deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said the Senate should not confirm Gorsuch without getting answers.

Republicans have a 52-48 majority, so at least eight Democrats and independents will have to vote with Republicans.

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