Bob Casey said Thursday he has "serious concerns" about Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch and plans to vote against his confirmation.
It's almost certain President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, will eventually be confirmed.
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. The extractions the Democrats wanted, Politico reported, included a promise not to kill the filibuster for future nominees. The GOP will most certainly have to nuke the filibuster option if any of Trump's nominees are to receive the Senate's consent to serve. Republicans have only 52 seats in the Senate.
Sanders says Gorsuch has refused to answer legitimate questions and "brought the confirmation process to a new low in a thick fog of evasion". "It's to change the nominee", Schumer said.
Schumer's Thursday announcement came after Gorsuch completed more than 20 hours of grilling at the hands of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- And finally, he is someone who nearly instinctively puts the powerful over the weak; corporations over working Americans. Republicans said the only reason Reid did not include the High Court at the time is that there were no vacancies at the time. This filibuster could end with Senate Republicans finishing what Harry Reid started regarding nuking the procedural rules of the Senate, or end up amounting to nothing-as this group meant invoking cloture concerning their support for giving Gorsuch a vote.
Schumer also warned his Republican counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, against changing the Senate rules to prevent a filibuster.
Judge Gorsuch has been labeled an "originalist" in his approach to the Constitution - a judicial philosophy that says the founding document should imbued with the meaning intended by those who wrote it.
"We did not get any real answers to any real questions about what he thinks about the law and why", he said. Though Gorsuch largely demurred when asked his opinions on hot-button issues like abortion and the Trump administration's travel restrictions from six Muslim-majority countries.