Senate Democrats Block President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee
Senate Democrats officially blocked President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.
The Senate voted 55 to 45 to successfully filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Republicans are now planning to change Senate rules.
They want to remove the 60-vote filibuster requirement for Gorsuch and all future Supreme Court nominees.
It would reduce it to a simple majority in the 100 member Senate.
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, from Michigan, says Gorsuch wouldn’t be the right nominee for Michigan or the country.
Many Democrats are opposing Gorsuch because of the Republican blockade of President Obama’s nominee last year.
If voting requirements are changed and Gorsuch is confirmed, he will fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia 14 months ago.