McConnell vows Gorsuch will be confirmed this week, Schumer predicts he won’t get 60 votes

by FoxNews
April 3, 2017

The Senate’s top Republican and Democrat were split on Sunday over the possibility of Judge Neil Gorsuch being confirmed to the Supreme Court ahead of a scheduled Senate vote this week.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vowed on “Fox News Sunday” that “we’re going to get Judge Gorsuch confirmed this week.”

Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to fill the high court seat of conservative Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, will almost certainly have enough votes to pass the GOP-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee Monday, but will struggle to get 60 votes for final confirmation by Friday.

Should Democrats attempt a filibuster, McConnell was expected to seek a change in Senate rules allowing a simple majority to confirm the nomination.

11 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Jean Langford M. says:


  • Peter Smith says:

    Little Chucky Schumer still doesn’t get the truth here. 51 votes will put Gorsuch on the SCOTUS. Schumer’s obstruction methods will cost him dearly when and if a second or even third SC justice is appointed during the Trump presidency. The next two most obvious vacancies are held by liberals. How will the Dems scream it Trump appoints TWO additional Conservative justices? LMAO, this is gonna get GOOD!

  • justinwachin says:

    An easy way to deal with a Democrat filibuster is to require the filibuster to become an actual time waster. The filibustering senators should be forced to keep speaking and the Senate should remain in session. The Senate should not get any vacations until this nomination is voted on.

    The Democrats have a lot to lose by pushing their luck on this nomination. Judge Gorsuch is being nominated to fill a seat vacated by a conservative. Assuming Gorsuch turns out to be conservative, the Court’s balance does not change. The Democrats would be wise to save their energy for the liberal vacancies which are likely to occur. It’s possible President Trump could replace three liberal members of the Court–Ginsburg, Breyer and Kennedy. If those picks turn out to be conservatives it will be several decades before the Court can reverse its conservative shift.

    1. William Bilyeu says:

      I am hoping that they do filibuster. Some of the older Senators may keel over and die. Bernie Sanders, Patrick Leahy, and possibly Chuck Schumer are good candidates. That would call for better governorial appointments and special elections. And if Schumer is one, Chelsea Clinton will get her chance for a Senate seat without her parents having to have someone killed, or threatened.

  • Humble Servant says:

    Schumer is a picture of the old Progressive Party at work. Their mission is to take control by any means. This being the case they do not care about America or the American citizens. They are afraid that President Trump will turn back all the work they have accomplished in the last 40 years. Trump can shut down Progressive politics and send it back 40 years to have to start over and they know it. This is what is making them fight so viciously over the smallest things. They are looking for the chink in President Trumps armor so they can attack him and push him out. I think they feel if they can put Trump in jail they could put a Progressive in his place. They forgot who the masses were that elected him and WHY!!!

  • Webb says:

    McConnell has made it Clear…Gorsuch will be the next Supreme Court Justice!!
    Republicans had 8 years of Nothing under Obama and Reid…Legislation from the House never got a Vote in The Senate due to Reid, Then The Rules Change For Federal Judges…
    Its Payback Time, Do The 51 Nuclear Option Vote for Gorsuch and any other Legislation Necessary…Correct All of The Mistakes Of Progressive Democrats Under Obama…

  • Jmanjo says:

    The extraordinary thing is that slimy Schumer is a hypocrite! The Republican refusal to consider Obama’s lame duck SCOTUS appointee was the same treatment the Dems pulled on Bush so why he crying like a wimp and behaving like a schnook! Gorsuch should be the next Supreme Court judge and if Schumer doesn’t back off it will be a cold day I hell before another liberal makes it for consideration. I cannot believe the liberals think every break should be in their favor when they lost the election. BTW, since the US was born the manner of presidential election has been the electoral vote process. It isn’t going to change, those are the rules we elect by, so get your heads out of the hind orifice and live with it. Your time in the barrel.

  • Shelly Shannon says:

    When are people going to get it. This doesn’t have anything to do with Gorsuch. It has to do with the fact that these liberal democrats are not going to get behind Trump or any of his agenda while he is in the White House. They couldn’t care less about the american people. They don’t even care about any of their supporters. They care about destroying any hope for humanity.

    1. Anouk says:

      Well said Shelly! You are 100% right. These liberal Communists are trying to destroy more of what is left from our country.
      Schumer is a disgusting anti-American. He is doing everything to stop President Trump to achieve his goal.

  • Bob says:

    Schumer is doing nothing more that playing politics with the nomination. He hates the facts that Trump is President, that his party had their a$$es handed to them in November, had an epic fail of an election by putting forth a flawed, unlikeable candidate and that in the last 8 years his party has lost the majority in the House and Senate, the White House, and many State Houses and Governors that he will do anything to bedevil the President. He can not figure out why the American people have decided on their own that they reject their brand of governing and has to blame it on outside influences. For too many years, the Democrats have had their way, either bullying the GOP into submission by the spineless worms that were elected by the GOP voters, or by lying to get elected and be in power. He can’t handle it that they are the MINORITY party and will be for some time and that at least part of the GOP has developed a spine at last. He claimed for so many years that the GOP was the “party of no”, yet he is leading the party of “NO, NO, WHINE, WHINE, MINE, MINE, WAH, WAH” and should at least give the appearance of trying to get along.

  • TexRancher says:

    The Anti-American party is doing everything they can to prevent protecting our Constitution and our country in violation of their Oath Of Office!

    They lost and now are flailing without regard for the harm they’re doing to our country. They ought to register as Foreign Agents!

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