But Republicans who control the Senate are expected to ensure Gorsuch reaches the bench, perhaps before the middle of April. He said Gorsuch was not "a neutral legal mind, but someone with a deep seated conservative ideology". "I was devastated", Perkins said of Gorsuch's ruling.
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Senate Democrats invoked the nuclear option in November 2013 to change the supermajority rule for lower court nominees, in order to push through President Obama's nominees to the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
"Democrats need to stand firm in this fight and not accept an extreme and ideological nominee now in exchange for hazy promises about the future".
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Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has called on Senate Democrats to filibuster Gorsuch's nomination, which means it would take eight Democratic defections to confirm Gorsuch. Since there aren't 60 votes in the Senate for Trump's nominee, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is going to have an interesting decision to make. Fischer counters that prominent Democrats had declared they would not consider any Supreme Court nominee made by President George W. Bush if a vacancy occurred in the last year-and-a-half of his presidency. There's also the risk that Republicans will end the filibuster if Democrats use it here. Chuck Schumer told Politico in an interview. It's not even about their honest frustration with Gorsuch's unwillingness to give satisfying answers to their questions during the hearings, because that's exactly what they and everyone else expected. Chuck Schumer, said today. Even if the Democrats can maintain the filibuster, they are unlikely to block the Gorsuch appointment.
Gorsuch took questions for almost 11 and a half hours on Tuesday from the Senate Judiciary Committee, during which he presented himself as an independent jurist who would oppose Trump-favored rulings when he saw fit.
U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for Supreme Court judge Neil Gorsuch spoke out against the president last night (Tuesday) during his Senate confirmation hearing.