Ad campaign urges Democrats to support Gorsuch
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 10, 2017,
Apr 10, 2017, 22:37
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lost two in his caucus Thursday when Democratic Sens. I believe he will be approved, even if the Senate needs to change its rules and simply require a simple majority vote, but Senator Heitkamp's fate could still rest on her vote.This is her final test, and if she fails by voting against Judge Gorsuch, we will say goodbye to Senator Heitkamp in 2018.
The Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Gorsuch on Monday, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised he'll be confirmed by the full Senate by April 7 - even if he has to deploy the nuclear option over a Democratic filibuster. In an interview with The Associated Press, Schumer says McConnell "can prove he cares about the Senate by not changing the rules".
"If we keep doing that, you eventually end up being very much like the House and historically that's not a good thing for the Senate, according to what the founding fathers wanted", he added. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has negotiated resolutions during past eruptions over judicial nominations, said he thinks the rule change would be "bad for the Senate". Republicans accuse Democrats, and Schumer in particular, of playing politics by opposing Gorsuch.
A conservative group is launching a new $1 million television and digital ad buy to persuade Democrats to support President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, as his confirmation vote nears. "That is bunk." He claimed that Trump should produce a more mainstream nominee instead. "That is bunk." He claimed that Trump should produce a more mainstream nominee instead.
Sen. Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania) - Gorsuch is an "outstanding choice" and Republicans are "going to confirm him. one way or another".
He also said Democrats have never said Gorsuch ignored or misapplied the law in cases before him.
Blumenthal's CT colleague, Sen.
Claire McCaskill, who says she is torn over how to vote, highlighted the dilemma for Democratic senators running next year in states that Trump won. Published reports show 33 Democrats have said they would vote against Gorsuch's confirmation.
Despite the support from Manchin and Heitkamp, Senate Democrats are still expected to mount a filibuster of Gorsuch's nomination.
"As I think you could tell from my line of questioning, I had some real concerns about just how far out of the mainstream his opinions are in a couple of different areas", Coons said. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 84 and fellow liberal Justice Stephen Breyer is 78. Justice Anthony Kennedy, the pivotal vote closest to the court's centre, is 80. Along with Flake, members who've expressed interest in wanting to find a way to avert a rule change include Republicans Sens.
Sen. Mark Warner (Virginia) - Warner has been a bit busy with his other job as the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee. Harry Reid of Nevada and upset about the blockage of President Barack Obama's nominees to a powerful appellate court. "That is why it is important that a nominee to the Supreme Court be approved by more than 60 votes, not a razor thin partisan majority".