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Schumer Says All Options Open on Court If Democrats Win Senate

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerPhotographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told fellow Democrats that “nothing is off the table” if they gain control of the chamber next year after Republicans go through with an election-year confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The person didn’t say if Schumer spelled out what that meant during a Democratic conference call Saturday. But numerous Democratic lawmakers have said the party should completely get rid of the Senate filibuster and some have advocated expanding the number of justices on the high court to shift the ideological balance.