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Democrats filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court

Senate Democrats followed through on their vow to filibuster President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Thursday. In a…

Senate Democrats followed through on their vow to filibuster President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Thursday.


In a 55-45 vote, Democrats denied Gorsuch the 60 votes needed to end debate in the Senate on his nomination and proceed with a final confirmation vote.


The New York Times called the vote “a precedent-busting partisan blockade of a selection for the high court.”




Four Democrats — Sens. Michael Bennet (Colo.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Joe Manchin (W.Va.) — voted with their Republicans to end debate on Gorsuch’s nomination.


Republicans are expected to move forward with Gorsuch’s nomination with a procedure known as the nuclear option, allowing them to bypass the 60-vote threshold and confirm Gorsuch with a simple majority vote.


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