Republicans are failing to get anything close to the number of Democratic votes needed to move Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to a final vote.
Democratic Senators have mostly stood united with a few expected defections of Sens. Manchin (D-WV), Donnelly (D-IN), Heitencamp (D-ND) along with Sen. Michael Bennett of Colorado.
44 of 48 Senate Democrats voted against moving Gorsuch forward.
Trump and McConnell have always been intent on changing the Senate rules on Supreme Court nominees. Mitch McConnell voted no, but that was a procedural move so that he can challenge the rule of the chair and move to change the rules to get Gorsuch confirmed by a majority vote.
It is a day that was destined to occur in the Senate. The nuclear option is about to be invoked. The vote was 55-45 as the Senate is now voting on a motion to reconsider that requires a simple majority. A McConnell point of order is coming that would allow the nuclear option to be invoked.