How Senate Dems have said they will vote on court pick

BY    | Updated: Apr 3, 2017 at 1:47 PM
File photo of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

File photo of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Updated at 1:47 p.m. EDT | Senate Democrats have enough votes to block Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with a filibuster, setting up a showdown with Republicans who plan to change Senate rules to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick.

The crucial 41st vote came from Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware who announced his decision Monday.

Coons’ opposition will prevent Republicans from reaching the 60 votes they need to move Gorsuch over procedural hurdles to a final Senate vote. Determined to confirm him despite Democratic objections, the GOP will likely change Senate rules later this week to reduce the threshold from 60 to a simple majority.

All 52 Republicans back the nominee.

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Democrats and one independent who have announced their opposition to Gorsuch and willingness to block the nominee (total 41):

Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin

Sherrod Brown of Ohio

Tom Carper of Delaware

Bob Casey of Pennsylvania

Kamala Harris of California

Ed Markey of Massachusetts

Jeff Merkley of Oregon

Bernie Sanders of Vermont

Chuck Schumer of New York

Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island

Jack Reed of Rhode Island

Tom Udall of New Mexico

Patty Murray of Washington

Ron Wyden of Oregon

Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts

Bill Nelson of Florida

Mazie Hirono of Hawaii

Al Franken of Minnesota

Debbie Stabenow of Michigan

Dick Durbin of Illinois

Gary Peters of Michigan

Chris Van Hollen of Maryland

Chris Murphy of Connecticut

Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire

Kirsten Gilibrand of New York

Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota

Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire

Tim Kaine of Virginia

Martin Heinrich of New Mexico

Cory Booker of New Jersey

Maria Cantwell of Washington

Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada

Tammy Duckworth of Illinois

Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut

Brian Schatz of Hawaii

Claire McCaskill of Missouri

Jon Tester of Montana

Dianne Feinstein of California

Mark Warner of Virginia

Patrick Leahy of Vermont

Chris Coons of Delaware

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Supporting Gorsuch (3):

Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota

Joe Manchin of West Virginia

Joe Donnelly of Indiana

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Still unannounced:

Michael Bennet of Colorado says he will vote for cloture, no word on whether he will support or oppose the nominee.

Angus King of Maine

Bob Menendez of New Jersey

Ben Cardin of Maryland has said he will oppose the nominee, but it’s unclear how he will vote on cloture.

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