But with the 55-45 tally, Republicans fell short of the 60-vote super-majority needed to overcome the Democratic procedural tactic called a filibuster and proceed to a vote in which senators could confirm him by a simple majority.
Republicans were set to immediately move to hold a vote on changing long-standing Senate rules in order to prohibit filibusters against Supreme Court nominees.
The rule change, which requires a simple majority, has been dubbed the "nuclear option" because it has been considered an extreme break with Senate traditions, and Trump has encouraged McConnell to "go nuclear." Republicans control the Senate 52-48. Republicans said Gorsuch would be confirmed on Friday one way or the other.
Well America since it looks to be that Mitch McConnell will press the nuclear button to confirm Judge Gorsuch as Americas 9th judge in the SCOTUS...That Liberal agenda in America will soon be unheard of. Since Gorsuch is looking like he will be confirmed tomorrow as the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States, get ready for a mass showing of Liberal tears around America and in Washington DC...Because Gorsuch getting his confirmation means the end of the Liberal Marxist agenda in Washington DC and the rest of America. Now it seems like all Democrats will be able to do is whine in a filibuster, and hell we might even see them staging another sit in on the House floor...But with a Republican majority in the Senate and the Nuclear Option pressed to confirm Gorsuch...By the end of tomorrow night Gorsuch will be Americas new Supreme Court Justice...It's going to be funny to see how late Democrats stay up to filibuster.