John Cornyn Claims Gorsuch Will Be Confirmed “One Way or Another”.
On Sunday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said Republicans will confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court “one way or another.”
“This is their last gasp from trying to prevent him from being confirmed,” Cornyn said during a CBS News’s interview about the Democrats threats to filibuster. “But they won’t, and Judge Gorsuch will be confirmed this week one way or another.”
His comments come on the heels of similar comments made by Vice President Pence on the confirmation. Republicans have promised to confirm Gorsuch. Some have said they will utilize the so-called “nuclear” option which would alter the Senate rules. Meaning his confirmation would only require a simple majority of 51 votes instead of the current 60. Thus far only two Democrats have indicated they will vote for the Supreme Court nominee.
Last Friday Cornyn said Democrats’ efforts to prevent Gorsuch from being confirmed show they will try to block any potential nominee. “If they filibuster Neil Gorsuch, they’re going to filibuster everyone that this president might propose.” This of coarse comes after the Republican controlled Congress refused to even hold hearings on President Obama’s nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year.