Chuck Schumer says he'll vote 'no' on Neil Gorsuch
Schumer says hell vote no on Gorsuch
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday he will not support the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and urged other Democrats to join a filibuster against him.
"Judge Gorsuch's nomination will face a cloture vote &asI'vesaid,hewillhavetoearnsixtyvotesforconfirmation.Myvotewillbe'No,'"hetweeted.
ADemocraticattempttofilibusterGorsuch'snominationmeansthatRepublicansmayopttochangethechamber'srules.Republicanscurrentlyneed60votestoconfirmthejudge,unlesstheytriggertheso-called"nuclearoption"toeliminatethefilibusterandconfirmGorsuchwithjust51votes— although Schumer advised against it on Thursday.
"If this nominee cannot earn 60 votes, a bar met by each of President Obama's nominees and George Bush's last two nominees, the answer isn't to change the rules. It's to change the nominee," Schumer said.
On Thursday, Sen.
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