Democrats are very unlikely to stop Senate confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, but there is no limit to what they’ll try to slow it down.
Here’s the "delay, delay, delay" strategy put forward by Chuck Schumer, Richard Blumenthal and others:
1) Paint the investigation of alleged collaboration between Russia and the Trump campaign (for which there is no evidence at all) as a “big gray cloud” hanging over the presidency.
2) Use that accusation (for which there is no evidence at all) to hold up Gorsuch’s confirmation.
3) Characterize attempts to move forward at all on filling the vacant seat as “rushing” and “unseemly.”
4) Lather, rinse, repeat.
That’s it. If you naively accept this strategy as non-political, consider that other organizations have joined in the effort to delay, including NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Choice,” in this context, refers only to the option of terminating life, not to the new President’s ability to choose the next Supreme Court nominee. On that, they are definitely anti-choice. The irony here is that in the eyes of Judge Gorsuch, those two issues should have nothing to do with each other.