With 52 Republicans in the Senate Caucus, they'd have no problem reaching that simple majority.
The Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Neil Gorsuch is Over.
If my Democratic colleagues choose to filibuster this guy, then they will be telling me that they don't accept the election results-306 Electoral [College] votes-that they're trying to delegitimize President Trump.
"If this nominee can not earn 60 votes", said Schumer "a bar met by each of President [Barack] Obama's nominees, and President [George W.] Bush's last two nominees, the answer isn't to change the rules-it's to change the nominee".
Udall has said he would not support any Supreme Court nominee who would support overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark case which legalized abortion.
Sandy Phillips, Jessica Ghawi's mother, said Gorsuch should be confirmed to the Supreme Court only if he can answer some important questions.
While Gorsuch's response did not exactly fulfill pro-choice advocates' worst fears, Hogue has made it clear that it wasn't good enough for NARAL. The effort was successful in getting Obama's nominees confirmed, but it also means that it is now harder for Democrats to block Trump's nominees to the lower federal courts.
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Rather than focus on Gorsuch's judicial qualifications and whether he would interpret and apply the law aptly, Democratic Senators on the Judiciary Committee have chosen to spend their allotted time prodding Gorsuch's political beliefs.
Today is the fourth and - what is scheduled to be - final day of the confirmation hearing for the president's nominee. He told Politico in January the "practice was that you didn't do it even though the tool is in the toolbox".
"Instead of an umpire calling balls and strikes in baseball, what we really saw was an expert - a well-trained expert - in dodgeball, " Schumer said.
On Wednesday night, it looked like Chuck Schumer had fractured his spine, figuratively speaking: A Politico report suggested that "a group of Senate Democrats" was willing to facilitate Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, for the right price.
"Judge Gorsuch is a 30-40 year win", Hugh Hewitt, the popular radio talk show host, tweeted on Thursday.
"I've heard a lot of different theories about how to proceed, but I just think every member of the U.S. Senate has to engage, I believe, or should engage, in the review I just outlined", he said, referring to his analysis of past Gorsuch decisions.