The Republican majority is preparing to eliminate the filibuster for Supreme Court confirmations if that’s what it takes to assure Neil Gorsuch is confirmed, says CQ's legal affairs writer Todd Ruger. But he and CQ Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings say using the so-called nuclear option could change centuries of precedent that make the Senate a place where bipartisanship still matters.
Sen Schumer suggest Dems filibuster Gorsuch. He is a NAY vote searching for a good reason bc he knows how difficult vote agst good man wld b— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) March 23, 2017
As expected: Senate Judiciary Committee "holds over" Judge Neil Gorsuch's #SCOTUS nomination for a week, setting up April 3 committee vote.— Todd Ruger (@ToddRuger) March 27, 2017