>> I know that we're all gonna make a deal.>> President Trump hoping to work with Democrats after his health care setback. But will Democrats work with him? I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington, where Trump is suddenly talking about bipartisanship.>> And I really think that will happen.>> Hoping to bypass the right flank of his Republican party and work with Democrats to reform health care and rebuild crumbling roads and bridges.
It should be a win-win situation. Democrats are shut out of power in Congress, so they'd jump at this chance to help shape the agenda, right? The problem for Trump, Democrats are in no mood to compromise.>> Think we're going to have some very good relationships, right Chuck? I see Chuck.
Hello Chuck.>> Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said at the beginning of the year he would try and find common ground with Trump. But now he's gearing up to try to block Trump's Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch. That's a big change from the past when the opposition party typically allowed Supreme Court candidates to at least come up for a vote.
But Democrats still bitter about the Republicans' refusal to consider President Obama's Supreme Court pick last year. Republicans are expected to get Gorsuch approved anyway, but not without a knock-down, drag-out fight that could include invoking a Senate rule aptly known as the nuclear option. That could poison relations between the two parties for months or even years to come.
The stance is not without risk for Democrats. If they're seen as the party of no, Democratic senators from Trump-friendly states like North Dakota and Missouri could have a tough time getting reelected next year. The party is also facing tremendous pressure from its supporters not to yield top Trump on immigration, health care, or anything else.
Grassroots activists flooding the Capitol with phone calls and emails since the beginning of this year. So Democratic lawmakers would face a tremendous backlash from their voters if they were seen as giving in to the President. They're only likely to bargain on their terms