Democrats reach magic number to block Supreme Court nominee
- Senate Democrats have clinched enough support to block Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, setting up a "nuclear" showdown over Senate rules later this week.
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) announced on Monday that he will oppose President Trump's pick on a procedural vote where he will need the support of eight Democrats to cross a 60-vote threshold. Coons is the 41st Democrat to back the filibuster.
"I am not ready to end debate on this issue. So I will be voting against cloture," Coons said, absent a deal to avoid the nuclear option.
Unless one of the 41 Democrats change their vote, the filibuster of Gorsuch will be sustained in a vote later this week.(Excerpt) Read more at: thehill.com ...
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