How Democrats can make Republicans pay for Justice Gorsuch

When Democrats return to power, they must expand the Supreme Court to 11 and fill the extra seats with the most divisive, outrageous liberals

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch
(Image credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Sometime this spring or summer, Neil Gorsuch is likely to be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court, filling the vacancy created last winter by the sudden death of Antonin Scalia. Even if Democrats can sustain a filibuster against his nomination, Senate Republicans are likely to change the chamber's rules to approve him by a simple majority. In other words, Gorsuch is almost certainly a done deal.

That could be the end of it. But it shouldn't be.

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