Here we go… Schumer says they’re going to filibuster Gorshuch.
Did anyone expect any less from the obstructionist Democrats? Let’s get real – they aren’t intending to veto Gorsuch based on his qualifications. No, in fact, Gorsuch has an exemplary record, and throughout the confirmation hearings he demonstrated himself to be a man of high character with profound respect for the Constitution.
Democrats are simply playing the part of ‘sore loser,’ and have resolved to object to everything this President and this Congress attempt to accomplish.
The Washington Times reports – Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Thursday that Democrats will attempt to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination, setting up a major test for Republicans, who may now have to confront whether to trigger the “nuclear option” to get the judge onto the Supreme Court.
As confirmation hearings for the judge ended Thursday, Mr. Schumer pronounced judgment on him, saying that while the judge met all the legal qualifications, he wasn’t the liberal judge Republicans prevented President Obama from nominating in his final year.
A handful of other Democrats rushed to join Mr. Schumer, saying they, too, are prepared to mount a partisan filibuster — for just the second time in U.S. history — to try to block a Supreme Court nominee.
“Judge Gorsuch was unable to sufficiently convince me that he’d be an independent check on a president who has shown almost no restraint from executive overreach,” Mr. Schumer said. “Second, he was unable to convince me that he would be a mainstream justice who could rule free from the biases of politics and ideology.”
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