Democrats in the US Senate have enough votes now to filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin says that a life time appointment should be done by getting broad bipartisan support. He notes it’s the way it’s been done in the past and should be done now.
Durbin says it’s the nominee that might need to be changed, not the process to appoint them.
Republicans in the Senate are prepared to change the rules surrounding the vote, the so called nuclear option. That would require just a simple majority to make the appointment.