More than half of Senate Democrats already have come out against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch — some planning to support a filibuster if it comes to that.
That means the Senate could be in for a showdown vote in early April.
With 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats in the chamber, the majority party needs eight Democrats to join them to break a filibuster (which takes 60 votes). All Republicans are expected to back the nominee. But if they can't get to 60, they could deploy the so-called "nuclear option" to lower the threshold and push through to confirmation on a simple majority -- a major change in Senate precedent.
So far, however, only three Democrats have come out saying they would support Gorsuch -- Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.
Here’s where the rest stand, not including those who have taken no position:
Senators opposed to Gorsuch; supporting a filibuster:
1. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
2. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.
3. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.
4. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del.
5. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.
6. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
7. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.
8. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
9. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.
10. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H.
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