In order for Gorsuch to be confirmed by Senate, he would need 60 votes. But it appears the GOP is short of that, and Democrats in the body have vowed to filibuster the nomination. If the cloture goes through, the Senate would have 30 more hours of debate — all of which Democrats are prepped to use. That would push a vote to confirm Gorsuch to Friday, with 51 votes needed for him to be the newest member of the Supreme Court. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) said he feels ashamed that Republicans have to use to “nuclear option” tactic, but it’s their only option.