McConnell: Gorsuch will be confirmed this week

McConnell: Gorsuch will be confirmed this week
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHoyer signals House vote on bill to 'remove' debt limit threat Biden signs bill to raise debt ceiling On The Money — Progressives play hard ball on Biden budget plan MORE (R-Ky.) on Sunday said President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, will be confirmed in the coming week.

"Judge Gorsuch deserves to be confirmed," McConnell said on "Fox News Sunday."

"Unanimously well-qualified by the American Bar Association, my counterpart, Sen. [Charles] Schumer [D-N.Y.], once called that the gold standard."

McConnell continued to praise Gorsuch, saying the nominee will "ultimately" be confirmed.


"Exactly how that happens ... will be up to our Democratic colleagues," he said.

"I think it is noteworthy that no Supreme Court justice has ever, in the history of our country, been stopped by a partisan filibuster — ever."

When pressed on whether Gorsuch will have a confirmation vote by Friday, McConnell remained confident.

"We're going to confirm Judge Gorsuch this week," he said.

But when asked if Gorsuch has the support of eight Democrats to avoid a filibuster, McConnell said, "I don't think we know."

"There are Democrats who have not yet announced their position," he said.

The Kentucky Republican said he expects that Democrats who have not yet made their decision will come out with announcements during the week.

"Judge Gorsuch is going to be confirmed," McConnell reiterated.

"The way in which that occurs is in the hands of the Democratic minority. And I think during the course of the week, we'll find out exactly how this will end, but it will end with his confirmation."

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