Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, has said that she is ready to concede that Judge Neil Gorsuch will become the next Supreme Court Justice. That said, she did not admit that his name is a trigger word that sends liberal Senators scurrying when it is mentioned. Will their actions cause Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell to trigger the nuclear option? I would bet on it.
As Written By Kevin Daley for the Daily Caller:
Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand conceded that Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, will likely be confirmed by the Senate.
Gillibrand told NY1 that Senate Republicans can easily overcome any procedural roadblocks Democrats deploy. For example, a Democratic filibuster could be broken in short order by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, should he choose to abolish the 60-vote threshold currently required to end debate on Supreme Court nominees. As Republicans hold a majority in the chamber, Gorsuch would almost certainly be confirmed in the ensuing floor vote.
“You’re saying Gorsuch will be confirmed either way?” NY1’s Bobby Cuza asked.
“Ultimately yeah, I believe he will be,” Gillibrand admitted……
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