Senators should concentrate on Gorsuch

Posted March 26, 2017

Republicans, for their part, have hinted that they will consider eliminating the filibuster on nominees, saying that Gorsuch will definitely be confirmed. "My vote will be "no", and I urge my colleagues to do the same", he added.

Schumer said Gorsuch favors the "powerful over the weak" and would not check President Trump's agenda. Such a deal would give Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer a preemptive veto over the next Supreme Court nominee.

"Because the truth is, if a nominee can't get 60 votes, you shouldn't change the rules, you should change the nominee". If that rule change is made, going forward it would only take a simple majority to advance a high court nominee.

Casey was asked for his reaction to the different tactics Democrats might use to delay the nomination, such as a filibuster that would require Gorsuch to reach 60 votes. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer on Thursday warned against judges "with ice water in their veins".

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch says his philosophy of originalism means equal protection for all. The Big Three networks' (ABC, CBS, and NBC) evening news programs buried the story of Tuesday's hearing after Senate Democrats failed to trip him up. To start, they will place the many Democratic Senators who must stand for reelection in 2018 in states that voted for President Trump in 2016 in a no win situation.

"After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I can not support Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court", Mr Schumer said. Chuck Schumer told Politico in an interview.

Thursday marks the fourth and final day of confirmation hearings for Gorsuch.

But that seemed like a far-fetched idea, especially considering how many Democrats had already voiced stiff opposition to Gorsuch, a 10th Circuit Court judge.

"We did not get any real answers to any real questions about what he thinks about the law and why", he said.

Bennet's comments rankled liberal activists, who want the Colorado senator to join Schumer's effort to block the nomination, upset that Republicans declined to hold hearings for almost a year on Judge Merrick Garland, who was appointed by President Barack Obama to fill this same seat on the high court.