Guest: Will The US Senate Go Nuclear Over Filibuster Of Neil Gorsuch For the Supreme Court?

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SCOTUS/NUCLEAR ANALYST: Bryan Crabtree, is the Publisher of Talk40.com, and Therealestateexperts.com. As well as a contributor to Townhall.com, ClashDaily.com and DailyCaller.com.

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“Senate Democrats have enough votes to filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, increasing the odds that majority Republicans will deploy the so-called “nuclear option” to get him confirmed.

Several senators announced their opposition to Gorsuch on Monday ahead of a Senate Judiciary Committee vote. The new Gorsuch foes bring the number of Democrats willing to block his nomination to 40 – the number needed to prevent the Senate from ending debate and advancing to a final vote.

Among the latest to come out against Gorsuch were Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, as well as Sens. Patrick Leahy, of Vermont, and Mark Warner, of Virginia.

“Despite his impressive academic credentials, Judge Gorsuch’s record and evasive responses – even refusing to answer questions regarding his views of cases like Roe v. Wade and Citizens United – do not give me confidence that he possesses a judicial philosophy that will serve the American public well,” Warner said in a statement.

Republican leaders, however, have a way out – they can trigger what’s known as the nuclear option, by changing Senate precedent to advance to a final vote with the support of just 51 senators, as opposed to 60.

Doing so is considered a major change in the way the Senate operates, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle could take issue with the move.

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has vowed to confirm Gorsuch one way or the other.”

READ: foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/03/dems-have-enough-votes-to-filibuster-gorsuch-increasing-odds-nuclear-option.html

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