Gorsuch will be on the Court one way or another.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that there are enough Republican votes to invoke the “nuclear option” and seat Judge Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court by changing Senate precedent to end the filibuster for high court nominees, the Washington Examiner reported.
Despite McConnell’s claim, several GOP senators left a closed-door lunch meeting grumbling about their leader’s decision to move forward with the plan to seat Gorsuch in the face of a Democratic filibuster.
“We’re moving forward with the Gorsuch nomination for the Supreme Court, which should be wrapped up sometime Friday,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday afternoon. “It appears as if cloture will not be invoked, but we’ll find out on Thursday. But either way, we’ll be moving to confirming Judge Gorsuch on Friday.”