Politics

Here’s How the Senate Gorsuch Debate Might Play Out

Timeline sets up for nuclear option standoff on Thursday

The Senate will spend the week working toward Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court confirmation vote before the Easter recess. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

All signs point toward a standoff over the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court that will lead Senate Republicans to use the “nuclear option” to effectively change the chamber’s rules for confirmations.

Here’s a timeline of how the week might play out:

 

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