Video: McConnell Says Gorsuch 'Will Be Confirmed' Next Friday

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

After delaying the vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the vote will now be held next Friday.

“It’s almost amusing to watch our Democratic friends try to come up with some kind of rationale for opposition,” McConnell said.

He also dismissed the insistence by some that a Supreme Court justice must get 60 votes to be confirmed. A threshold former Majority Leader Harry Reid (D – Nev.) and Senate Democrats obliterated when they employed the nuclear option in 2013.

Opposing Gorsuch is clearly a simple oppose for the sake of opposing for Democrats, as his placement on the court in the late Antonin Scalia’s seat ostensibly changes nothing about the makeup of the court.

Barring any unforeseen catastrophe, Neil Gorsuch can expect to be sworn in posthaste.