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.