Justice Antonin Scalia’s death created a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Thanks to Donald Trump’s victory, he’s nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the late Scalia’s seat. And thankfully for us, Gorsuch is not the leftist Crooked Hillary surely would have nominated.
Democrats are vowing to put up a fight on Gorsuch’s confirmation. But one Democrat just gave President Trump some great news about his SCOTUS pick.
New York Senator and possible 2020 presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand was doing an interview when she was asked about the nomination of Neil Gorsuch. Here is what she had to say:
Gillibrand was realistic about the Democrats’ options:
“I hope we do vote him down. But make no mistake: If we do hold the line with 60 votes, Mitch McConnell will change the rules the next day. I do not have any hope that he won’t change the rules the minute he doesn’t get his way. So it likely will be 51 votes, regardless, at any given time that a nominee is blocked.”
Gillibrand knows the Democrats are in a bind. If they filibuster, two things will happen:
- The Republicans could use the nuclear option-making sure only 51 votes are need to confirm Gorsuch-and then all bets are off for any future Supreme Court nominees that Trump might get to choose.
- Republicans will use it against Democrats in red states in 2018. Democrats have to protect 25 seats in 2018. Republicans, only 8.
What do you think? If you believe Democrats will cave and confirm Gorsuch, then be sure to share this with your friends and family! It will be critical to have Scalia’s seat filled with a a judge like Neil Gorsuch.
H/T: Daily Caller