It's Official: Filibuster of Neil Gorsuch Starts Nuclear Option Clock

Senate Republicans will have to use the “nuclear option” to get Judge Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court.

The procedural maneuvering that will likely culminate in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moving to change the chamber’s rules is necessary because 41 members of the Democratic caucus have announced opposition to limiting debate on the Gorsuch nomination. That means they would support a filibuster and the need for 60 votes to get Gorsuch through to confirmation.

- See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/nuclear-option-looms-41-senators-pledging-filibuster-gorsuch#sthash.nRquhs7p.dpuf

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.

Volunteer Donate Spread the Word