LIVE COVERAGE: Senate Dems Continue Filibuster, GOP Readies Nuclear Option

This is a live blog. Stay tuned for more updates as the day progresses. 11:30 A.M. At approximately 11:00 A.M. today, the U.S. Senate took a vote to limit debate to just 30 more hours on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. This motion would set the stage for a confirmation vote tomorrow. The motion, called a “cloture vote,” needed 60 votes to pass. WATCH LIVE BELOW: It did not pass — it failed 55-45. In a stunning display of obstructionism, Democrats voted to continue their filibuster, a historic event that will now force Senate Majority

2 Reasons You Should Blame Liberals for Our “Nuclear” Mess

I listened to Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) explain why he was going to vote against cloture and thus force the Senate to change its rule permitting 41 senators to stop a Supreme Court nomination: I am not ready to end debate on this issue, so I will be voting against cloture unless we are able as a body to finally sit down and find a way to avoid the nuclear option and ensure the process to fill the next vacancy on the court is not a narrowly partisan process, but rather an opportunity of both parties to weigh in and

Supreme Court SHOWDOWN: GOP Promises Vote, Dems Promise Filibuster

Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stated, in no uncertain terms, that the Senate plans to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court this week, whether the Democrats filibuster or not. WALLACE: “You have promised that the Senate will confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court by Friday. Two questions, 1.) do you stand by that schedule, a Friday vote, and 2.) do you have the eight votes of Democrats so that you can beat a filibuster?” MCCONNELL: “Well, look, Judge Gorsuch deserves to be confirmed, you know, unanimously well-qualified by the