MARQUETTE — On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of Neil Gorsuch becoming a Supreme Court Justice. Now, it’s up to the senate to vote on his confirmation.
Gorsuch needs 60 votes in the senate to become a justice. But that’s not going to happen.
According to ABC News, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has 41 Democrats that have pledged to vote against Gorsuch. One of those committed to voting ‘no’ is Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow.
“We need someone who is mainstream and in my judgment, this particular nominee is not,” said Sen. Stabenow about Gorsuch. “He’s ruled over and over again on the side of institutions, corporations or big entities against average people, so I don’t think he’s the right person for Michigan.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought the Gorsuch nomination to the floor Tuesday. If Republicans cannot get the needed sixty votes, they could institute what’s known as the “nuclear option,” which would change the required votes the Republicans need from 60 to 51.
Gorsuch could be confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice as soon as Friday.