McConnell: Gorsuch Will Be Confirmed
It's just a question of whether Senate Democrats filibuster, force nuclear option
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2017 10:36 AM CDT
Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, is joined by Vice President Mike Pence, as they meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – It's all over but the shouting in the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, Mitch McConnell tells Fox News Sunday. "Judge Gorsuch is going to be confirmed," the Senate majority leader said. His next comments seemed to indicate he wouldn't shy away from the nuclear option if Democrats successfully mount a filibuster: "The way in which that occurs is in the hands of the Democratic minority." Politico notes that McConnell was a vocal critic of Democrats when they triggered the nuclear option in 2013, which he addressed thusly: "Even though I very much disliked the way the Senate Democrats did this in 2013, in effect it restored the practice, the practice and the custom of the Senate" of not blocking judicial nominees via the filibuster.

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