There are currently three paths for Gorsuch to get on the SCOTUS bench.
One, send him up for a vote after he clears the committee and hope the Democrats see reality.
Two, if the Democrats filibuster shoot down the Supreme Court Filibuster, which thanks to Harry Reid is the only one that's left.
Third and most controversial, Trump can wait and make a recess appointment to the Supreme Court. It's never been done before but there has never been a president like Trump before. It's doable.
A group of Senate Democrats is beginning to explore trying to extract concessions from Republicans in return for allowing Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
The lawmakers worry that Gorsuch could be confirmed whether Democrats try to block him or not — and Democrats would be left with nothing to show for it. That would be a bitter pill after the GOP blocked Merrick Garland for nearly a year.
The deal Democrats would be most likely to pursue, the sources said, would be to allow confirmation of Gorsuch in exchange for a commitment from Republicans not to kill the filibuster for a subsequent vacancy during President Donald Trump’s term. The next high court opening could alter the balance of the court, and some Democrats privately argue that fight will be far more consequential than the current one.
If Democrats move ahead with the plan — it’s still in the early discussion phase — it would require buy-in from some Republicans, but not necessarily Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) or his top deputies. At least three rank-and-file GOP members would have to pledge not to vote to unilaterally change the Senate rules through a majority-only vote later in Trump’s term — the so-called nuclear option.
This is nothing short of amazing. This is a collection of losers who are such losers they don't know when they've been dealt a winning hand. They don't have to do anything but sit tight and they win this one.
The Democrats hysterical drama queen #TheResistance base are demanding that the Democrats make a last stand at the start of the war because they are silly, stupid and mentally unstable. However, the Democrats who actually do manage to get elected are just functional enough to know what the situation is. Trump is here for the next four years guaranteed, probably eight because in the last one hundred years only three presidents who stood for reelection have lost, Trump's guy is getting in one way or another. The Democrats know that.
However, the progressive's beloved Ruth Bader Ginsberg is 83 and a multiple cancer survivor, she isn't going to make it to 87, let alone 91. They also know that Kennedy has been eyeing the old fishing boat longingly. Either one is equally disastrous for them because for the first time Roe vs Wade will be in jeopardy. Now don't expect them to do that over night. Jurist culture will require them to chip away at it rather than blast it with dynamite. Certainly Roberts can't be relied on to do that. However, Roe will finally be under review with an eye towards reversing it.
That is an intolerable thought to Progressive SJWs but there is nothing they can do about it because the deck is now stacked against them.
The Democrats only hope is that the Republican Senators will betray their base if they offer to make a deal.
The GOP should have just laughed at them.
But they can't do that.
Sure we deride them as Cucks but in truth these are conflict avoidance oriented beta-males. Nobody else was acceptable to the media for three generations. The newsies weeded out all of the trouble makers early on. The only ones left are the guys that just want an easy time of it.