>> Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch cruising into day three of Senate confirmation hearings.>> When you put on the robe you open your mind.>> With an eye past the Senate Judiciary Committee and onto whether or not he can get the votes he needs in the full Senate.
Gorsuch avoided getting into trouble during his first day of testimony Tuesday, though his refusal to state how he would rule on certain cases rankled several Democrats.>> I am daunted sitting here under the lights at the prospect of what's to come, if I'm so fortunate to be confirmed.
And I take that trust very seriously. And no one is looking to return us to horse and buggy days. We're trying to interpret the law faithfully, taking principles that are enduring and a constitution that was meant to last ages.>> Judge Gorsuch looks like he's playing dodgeball. With the Senate Judiciary Committee.
>> While the GOP controls 52 of the 100 Senate seats, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has already said the Democrats plan to block the vote on Gorusch, meaning he'll need 60 votes to get through. And that means flipping eight democrats. But if democrats hold firm against Gorsuch, republicans have another card to play.
They can change Senate rules to allow a simple majority to give Gorsuch the seat vacated by Antonin Scalia. But that so called nuclear option could have long stand in repercussions freeing democrats to push through their own nominees when they have the majority in the future.