McCain Seeks Last-Ditch Deal to Avoid 'Nuclear' Fight on Gorsuch
Bloomberg -------- Senator John McCain said Thursday he is talking to Democrats in hopes of reaching a "long-term" deal to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court while saving the minority party’s ability to block future high court nominations. "There’s always hope, because maybe we’ll recognize the damage that’s been done to the institution and the American people," McCain said in an interview Thursday in Washington. "I’ll have conversations but I’m not optimistic." The Senate plans to vote on President Donald Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee on April 7. Republicans control the Senate 52-48 and under current rules would need support from eight Democrats to advance Gorsuch’s nomination toward a final vote. So far, only one Democrat -- West Virginia’s Joe Manchin -- has promised support to move the nomination forward. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.