He also highlighted Republicans' desire to confirm Gorsuch and their opposition a year ago to President Barack Obama's pick, Merrick Garland, saying the SCOTUS seat vacated by the death of Antonin Scalia had been "stolen" by the GOP.
McConnell lacks the numbers to kill the Democratic filibuster. A fourth Senate Democrat, Michael Bennet from Gorsuch's home state of Colorado, has said he will not join in the filibuster against Gorsuch but has not said how he will vote on confirmation. Conservative advocacy groups separately have pursued a multimillion-dollar campaign backing Gorsuch.
Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer gave no signs a detente was possible, saying that instead of changing the Senate rules to navigate around Democrats' opposition, Republicans should pick a more mainstream nominee for the lifetime appointment. "Schumer convinced Democrats to routinely filibuster judges", McConnell said, referring to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
McConnell told reporters he has the votes to change the rules. "They need to reconsider".
"Democrats would filibuster Ruth Bader Ginsburg if President Donald Trump nominated her", McConnell said, naming one of the more liberal sitting justices. Coons also said that Republicans' treatment of former President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, left lasting scars after they denied him so much as a hearing following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia early a year ago. "And it will haunt this body, the Senate, because if a theft succeeds then it changes the analysis of every future Supreme Court vacancy". "All we'll do faced with this filibuster is even that up so the Supreme Court confirmation process is dealt with just like it was throughout the history of the country".
Sen. Sherrod Brown announced quickly after Gorsuch's nomination in January that he would vote no, due to the judge's record on businesses and civil rights. But progressive activists successfully pressured many to oppose Gorsuch's nomination because of his conservative rulings on key issues like businesses' religious freedom and the authority of the federal government. "And if that were to succeed, it would set a precedent that will haunt the court for decades to come". Gorsuch went on to clerk for Supreme Court Justices Bryan White and Anthony Kennedy before working for a short time at the Department of Justice.
"One way or the other, we will confirm Judge Gorsuch", U.S. Senator, John Cornyn (R-Texas) said. "I'm absolutely outraged about what the Democrats are doing", Alexander said, again without directly answering the question. "We can't have a situation where the filibuster is used to prevent the administration from fundamentally working", he said.
The polarization between the major parties in Washington, D.C., has remained intense through President Donald Trump's election. Many Democrats say they believe Gorsuch is too extreme in his strict interpretations of the Constitution to serve on the Supreme Court. They did so after Republicans regularly filibustered Obama appeals court nominees. This over a nominee who would not change the ideological balance of the court.
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