Democrats Have Enough Votes To Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination

By Robert SchroederMarketsMarketWatch Pulse

Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware became the 41st Democrat to announce he'll join a filibuster against Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. The move means Democrats have enough votes to block Gorsuch -- but Senate Republicans may respond by triggering what is known as the nuclear option, or changing Senate rules to confirm him with a simple majority.

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