The New York Times is reporting that Democrats are planning to filibuster Judge Gorsuch’s nomination:
NY TIMES – Democrats signaled on Thursday that they would filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, setting up a showdown with Republicans who may be forced to change longstanding rules to seat him on the nation’s highest court.
“He will have to earn 60 votes for confirmation,” Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor Thursday morning, citing the threshold for breaking a filibuster on the selection. “My vote will be no.”
The announcement came one day after Judge Gorsuch completed his second day of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, emerging largely unscathed amid a series of bland deflections and folksy digressions.
A filibuster is all they have left. They have no real attacks they can wage on him and there is no controversy surrounding him. And all of them who were in the Senate voted for him before to put him on the federal bench. They have nothing on him, so they resort to smearing him and then filibustering him while crying about Merrick Garland.
If Senate Republicans are smart, they will change the rules once and for all.