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Chuck Schumer Doubts Gorsuch Will Reach 60 Votes
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3 Apr 2017 07:38 AM EST

As the Senate gears up to consider President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer predicted Sunday that "it looks like Gorsuch will not reach the 60-vote margin" needed to overcome a filibuster. If the 60 votes aren't there, Schumer argued during an appearance on "Meet The Press," President Trump should gather with Senate Democrats and Republicans to "try to get a mainstream nominee." If there aren't 60 votes, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could use the "nuclear option," changing Senate rules so only 51 votes would be necessary to confirm the nominee.