Judge Neil Gorsuch faced his first day of questions in the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Tuesday.

For hours, Gorsuch was asked about a variety of hot-button cases, responding with a consistent answer: His job is to follow the law, and set aside his personal beliefs.

Gorsuch needs the support of 60 senators to win confirmation, but the Republicans only have 52 Senate seats.

Peter Doocy joined Shepard Smith today to explain what happens if Republicans are unable to get eight Democratic votes to cross the 60 threshold.

Doocy said that Republicans could use the "nuclear option," would allow Gorsuch to be confirmed with 51 votes, instead of the 60 that have traditionally been required in the Senate to break a filibuster.

"That is something that President Trump has endorsed," Doocy said, pointing out that Trump has made it clear he would rather "go nuclear" than drag out the process.

Doocy said it's still up in the air if that will be necessary, since many Democrats have not been forthcoming about how they intend to vote.

Watch Doocy's report above.


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