Demоcrats Successfullу Vоte Tо Blоck TRUMP’s Supreme Cоurt Pick Neil Gоrsuch

The Senate voted 55-45 to end debate on nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, short of the 60 votes needed, with most Democrats voting against allowing Gorsuch an up-or-down vote. Republicans plan to respond by employing the “nuclear option” and gut a longstanding requiring a super-majority for Supreme Court justices. That will lead to a Friday vote to put Gorsuch on the court.

Gоrsuch Saуs Trump Never Asked Him Tо оverturn Rоe V. Wade

Gorsuch, who participated in Day 2 of his confirmation before the Senate Judiciary Committee, told panel members that he had never even met Trump until he was interviewed to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the nation’s top appellate bench earlier this year.

SCOTUS Nоminee Neil Gоrsuch Strikes Measured Tоne During Demоcrat, GOP Bitterness At Cоnfirmatiоn Hearing

“These days we sometimes hear judges cynically described as politicians in robes, seeking to enforce their own politics rather than striving to apply the law impartially. If I thought that were true I’d hang up the robe. But I just don’t think that’s what a life in the law is about,” Gorsuch, a judge on the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said during a lengthy and personal opening statement.