If the GOP goes along with this, if McConnell cannot reign in and prevent the usual suspects from preemptively surrendering when they hold the high ground, then he is worthless and the party truly is the Stupid Party.
Schumer would not hesitate to nuke the filibuster on SCOTUS nominees if the roles were reversed. If Graham, McCain, Collins, Murkowski, et al can’t see this, then they are willful idiots.
This is really simple for the GOP Senators; if the Democrats filibuster Gorsuch, go nuclear and confirm him with 51+ votes. If they hold off, and we are lucky enough to have Kenney and/or Ginsburg retire (not a chance on the latter I know), and then the Democrats filibuster, then go nuclear then.