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    The US Senate voted on Thursday to block the nomination of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — In a 41-34 vote, Democrats in the Senate filibustered Gorsuch's nomination, while the voting procedure continues.

    Republicans are now expected to try to change the Senate rule, which will enable them to advance Gorsuch’s nomination.

    On Monday, Senate Democrats secured enough votes to try to block the confirmation of Gorsuch, despite Republicans's goal to approve the candidate anyway.

    US Senator John McCain said earlier that the majority Republicans would likely invoke the so-called "nuclear option" and change the rules in order to confirm Gorsuch.

    The full Senate is scheduled to hold a vote on Gorsuch's confirmation on Friday.


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