Democrats are going to filibuster Gorsuch. It's the right thing to do

Posted March 26, 2017

Sen. Schumer announced he will vote against Gorsuch during a speech from the Senate floor.

"Each time, I thought he was fair and right", said Judge Kane.

- And finally, he is someone who nearly instinctively puts the powerful over the weak; corporations over working Americans.

"The process to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court began more than 12 months ago, when President Obama upheld his constitutional duty to nominate a well-qualified nominee, Judge Merrick Garland", Murray wrote to her campaign list.

Schumer's remarks raise the probability of a potential democratic filibuster and a chance Republicans could try and change senate rules in order to confirm Gorsuch. He added, "If a judge can't 60 votes, you don't change the rules, you change the judge or the nominee".

Key Democrats in the Senate have threatened a filibuster.

But Murray said that she can't support Gorsuch because of his stance on reproductive rights, his "anti-worker record", and because she doesn't trust Trump.

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The second day of Gorsuch's hearing lasted about 11 hours.

"Instead of an umpire calling balls and strikes in baseball, what we really saw was an expert - a well-trained expert - in dodgeball, " Schumer said.

Republicans control 52 Senate seats, and would need 8 Democrats to join them to move Gorsuch's nomination forward under current Senate rules. Administrative Review Board, Gorsuch ruled in favor of a company that fired a trucker who left his haul after he had become stranded on the side of the road in freezing temperatures.

The fight over Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court is overshadowing an area where President Trump might actually be able to make an even bigger change to our judicial system: the lower federal courts.

Democrats did successfully create some daylight between the nominee and the president when it came to Trump's reaction to judges opposition to his executive orders. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., also voiced concerns about Gorsuch late Friday but stopped short of saying he would oppose his nomination.

"We did not get any real answers to any real questions about what he thinks about the law and why", he said.