If Democrats try to mount a filibuster against Judge Alito, Republicans can win if they hold their coalition together and get at least two votes from the Gang of 14 to trigger the nuclear option.
With the nomination of Judge Alito, we already know that Lindsey Graham will provide one of those votes:
Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, fired back Sunday, saying that if the Democrats staged a filibuster against Judge Alito or Judge Luttig because of their conservatism, “the filibuster will not stand.”
Courtesy of Hugh Hewitt, here are the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of the other Republican members of the Gang of 14:
And, in terms of holding the coalition together, here is contact information for two other key Senators (also courtesy of Hugh):
It’s time to put the pressure where it belongs: on the Senators. Let’s get busy!
UPDATE: Question for Professor Bainbridge: if the Democrats were to filibuster Alito, would you support the nuclear option?
UPDATE x2: Hewitt says DeWine is on board as well. It’s all over except for the shouting.