A showdown appears set on whether the so-called nuclear option will be launched to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court pick.

FOX’s Jared Halpern has more from Capitol Hill:

Democrats in the Senate are lining up to signal opposition to Neil Gorsuch. Republican leader Mitch McConnell believes the opposition has little to do with the nominee:

(McConnell) “It’s about a few on the left whose objective is to obstruct this Senate and this President, whenever and wherever, they can.”

Senate rules allow for a 60 vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees to clear parliamentary¬†procedure. There’s talk that precedent could be changed if Democrats filibuster.

Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says if Gorsuch can’t get 60 votes:

(Schumer) “We should change the nominee, not the rules.”

A confirmation vote on Gorsuch is scheduled for next week.

On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News.

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