04-04-2017, 02:42 PM
WATCH: Senate Judiciary Committee Votes on Judge Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination to Full Senate on Friday.
Senate Judiciary Committee, 11-9, Sends Gorsuch Nom. to Full Senate on Thursday.
Source 2 - @Time
(WASHINGTON) — A Senate panel is opening a weeklong partisan showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee with Democrats steadily amassing the votes to block Neil Gorsuch and force Republicans to unilaterally change long-standing rules to confirm him.
The Republican-led Judiciary Committee meets Monday and is expected to back Gorsuch and send his nomination to the full Senate, most likely on a near-party line vote. Intent on getting Trump's pick on the high court, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is likely to change Senate rules so that Gorsuch can be confirmed with a simple majority in the 100-seat chamber, instead of the 60-voter threshold.