John Elway is endorsing Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Republican Chuck Grassley (IA) leads as the Chairman.

We spoke a short time ago.

"I will do all in my power to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great nation", Gorsuch said.

And U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, called Gorsuch's nomination - following the stalled Garland process - part of a "Republican strategy to capture our judicial branch of government", though he added that "in spite of all of this, you are entitled a hearing on merits". "I think Democrats are foolish to try to make the case that he's disgusting".

"The nominee before us today is not President Trump", said Sen. He pledged to be independent or "hang up the robe".

But, quite frankly, I don't know whether anybody can replace Scalia.

Several committee Democrats, including Dianne Feinstein of California, lamented that Gorsuch was not Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, and Patrick Leahy of Vermont said he was picked by "special interest" groups.

Monday marked the first day that senators have had the chance to publicly probe the Supreme Court nominee after more than a month of private meetings- Gorsuch laughed when dozens of cameras swarmed him and began furiously clicking as he took his seat.

Are these areas, though, that Republicans, conservatives are counting on him to reflect?

Sen. Hirono addressed Judge Neal Gorusch at his confirmation hearing Monday in Washington. "I think he generally can be relied on to protect constitutional rights".

Congressional Democrats have been facing major pressure from the left, as the Times notes, to exact revenge for the Republicans' unprecedented obstruction of Garland's nomination previous year, and it remains to be seen if they have the will to filibuster Gorsuch's nomination.

And it is the case, Senator, that the votes have been increasingly along party lines.

"When a nominee is a sitting judge, they tally the winners and losers in his past cases and do the math".

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, a plain-spoken Iowan, will chair the proceedings, which could go as long as four days, providing classic Washington political theatre.

And that's the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, the head the National Security Agency testified before the House Intelligence Committee. On the House side, FBI Director James Comey testified that the bureau is investigating Russian meddling in last year's election and possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of Trump. Early this year, a panel of the same court ruled that it was unconstitutional for the CFPB to be overseen by a single director, who doesn't serve at the pleasure of the president. "You're going to have your hands full with this president".

"They were right; I made it through just fine". "I got into public service to help these people".

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