Enough games. Senate Republicans foiled an unprecedented Democratic filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court today by nuking the filibuster, allowing Gorsuch motion for a final confirmation vote to proceed by a simple majority. Thirty of hours of debate followed, but McConnell said he’s determined to get Gorsuch confirmed before the April recess. That appears to be on the horizon. CNN is reporting that the final vote on Gorsuch will be held at 11:30 A.M. EST:
The Senate Thursday triggered the so-called "nuclear option" that allowed Republicans to break a Democratic filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
The chamber is now expected to vote to confirm Gorsuch Friday around 11:30 a.m. ET.
The controversial changes to Senate rules, made along partisan lines, allows filibusters of Supreme Court picks to be broken with only 51 votes rather than 60.
The actions Thursday capped more than a year of tension over an empty Supreme Court seat, with both parties taking action that led to an outcome neither party wanted.
Guy will have all the details tomorrow morning when Neil Gorsuch is confirmed as our next Supreme Court justice.