There’s talk Democrats may let this one through and avoid a filibuster, though, and go to the mat against Trump over his next pick, which will rebalance the Court.
From the Washington Examiner:
President Trump directed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Wednesday to employ the nuclear option to confirm his Supreme Court nominee if Democrats try to stall the process.
“If we end up with that gridlock, I would say if you can, Mitch, go nuclear,” Trump said Wednesday when asked Democrats’ strategy to filibuster his nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Trump’s request comes less than 24 hours after he named Gorsuch as his choice to replace the late Justice Atonin Scalia on the Supreme Court bench. Several Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., immediately vowed to block the nominee from receiving confirmation without 60 votes.