Though the Senate is under Republican control, Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, still needs to find some support from Democrats to be confirmed.
Under current Senate rules, members can force a 60-vote threshold to end debate on Supreme Court nominees. With only 52 Republicans in the chamber, eight Democrats would need to break ranks in order for the body to advance Gorsuch, who would replace Justice Antonin Scalia.
Roll Call is keeping track of every senator’s position on the Supreme Court nominee, with special focus on the 13 Democrats who could vote in favor of confirmation and two Republicans who may buck their party’s nominee. For now, we’re assuming all Republicans will vote in favor of confirming Gorsuch.
If you’ve found positions for any of the senators we missed (or if your boss wants to make news!), please email visual reporting editor Gillian Roberts at email@example.com.
Democrats to watch
Click on a senator for more information about why they might break ranks.
Democrats supporting the nominee
If Republicans stick together, they’ll need eight Senate Democrats to join them in order to end debate in the chamber and confirm Gorsuch.
Not quite a lock
These Republicans may be the most likely to vote against their party’s nominee.
For the record
We've counted senators who have declared their position on Gorsuch.