Apr 3, 2017

Democrats have enough votes to filibuster Gorsuch

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Chris Coons announced during the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch he intends to vote "no" on Gorsuch later this week, securing the 41-vote threshold to filibuster.

As Lindsay Graham told the committee earlier today, if the Democrats filibuster, the Republicans will "go nuclear" and force Gorsuch through with a simple majority, changing Senate rules in the process.

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