Democrats vow fight on Supreme Court nominee, Trump urges 'nuclear option'

U.S. President Donald Trump announces his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Senate Republicans to "go nuclear" and invoke a rule change to force a simple majority vote toward confirmation if Democrats block his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, as Democrats maneuvered for a tough fight. Gorsuch and Vice President Mike Pence met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a day after Trump nominated the federal appeals court judge from Colorado for a lifetime job on the nation's highest court. Trump's fellow Republicans control the Senate 52-48.

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