The Democrats have made it clear that they’re going to filibuster the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. They have no reason for doing so other than spite. They just want to obstruct everything Trump does.
Luckily, this move will be pointless. Republicans can use the so-called “Nuclear Option” to confirm him and Democrats won’t be able to do anything to stop it.
The Washington Post reports:
Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings ended Thursday on a confrontational note, with the Senate’s top Democrat vowing a filibuster that could complicate Gorsuch’s confirmation and lead to an overhaul in the way the U.S. Senate conducts its business.
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he will vote no on President Trump’s nominee, and asked other Democrats to join him in blocking an up-or-down vote on Gorsuch.
Under Senate rules, it requires 60 votes to overcome such an obstacle. Republicans eager to confirm Gorsuch before their Easter recess begins April 7 have only a 52-senator majority. They have said Gorsuch will be confirmed, even if it means removing the filibuster option and allowing Supreme Court nominees to be confirmed to their lifetime appointments with a simple majority vote.
Obama got two judges approved on the Supreme Court with bipartisan support but Democrats refuse to be as reasonable as Republicans.
They’re just anti-Trump obstructionists.
They’re like children taking their ball and going home because they can’t get their way.