On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he is joining Democrats who intend to filibuster the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he is joining Democrats who intend to filibuster the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, reports The Hill.
At this time it is unclear if Gorsuch will pass the resulting 60-vote threshold.
The Washington Post notes that here is a possibility Republican will seek to change the filibuster rule as it applies to potential justices, "a move that would allow Supreme Court picks to be confirmed with a simple majority vote." Schumer noted about the rule change, “If this nominee cannot earn 60 votes…the answer isn’t to change the rules. It’s to change the nominee.”
Schumer has also expressed concerns about continuing the confirmation process in the midst of an FBI investigation into Trump’s campaign, notes the Huffington Post.
He said on Tuesday, “There is a cloud now hanging over the head of the president, and while that’s happening, to have a lifetime appointment made by this president seems very unseemly and there ought to be a delay.”