Schumer warns GOP against rules change on Supreme Court

Apr 01, 2017, 00:53

Claire McCaskill says she will oppose Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will vote with fellow Democrats to filibuster his nomination.

"After doing my due diligence by meeting with Judge Gorsuch and reviewing his record and testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, I've chose to vote in favor of his confirmation", Sen. Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia also announced Thursday that he will vote in favor of Gorsuch. Merkely argued that there is simply no need to uphold an illusion of norms when Republicans have already broken precedence to block Obama's nomination and will likely invoke the nuclear option on the next nominee from Trump or any other Republican president.

Many refuse to support Gorsuch on principal, after Republicans declined to vote on former President Barack Obama's pick of Merrick Garland to replace Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016, leaving the ninth seat open for an unprecedented almost 300 days.

And he defended Democratic plans to filibuster Gorsuch, even though that step has very rarely been used against Supreme Court nominees.

If confirmed by the Senate to fill a vacancy created by the February 2016 death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, Gorsuch, 49, would restore the nine-seat high court's conservative majority.

"I was taught that two wrongs don't make a right".

When these Senators voted for all of Trump's cabinet appointees, some urged me to back off of the criticism - 'would you rather have no Democrats in these blue states at all?,' they asked.

In his statement on January 31, Brown said he was concerned by Gorsuch's previous ruling that "corporations are people" and his "hostility toward anti-discrimination and criminal justice protections, including opposition to equal protection for LGBTQ Americans".

At least one veteran Democratic senator clearly understands the predicament she and her colleagues face. Va., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced Thursday they would support Gorsuch.

If not, Republicans could permanently change Senate rules to lower the requirement to 51 votes. Senate Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump's S.

"It is obviously a really hard situation", McCaskill told reporters. Toomey said that he has no regrets about blocking Garland's nomination and that if voters had disagreed, they could have thrown out the Republican majority in the Senate and elected Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.

As Common Dreams reported Friday, Gorsuch has "refused to outright state his stance on critical Supreme Court decisions certain to face challenges in upcoming years, such as Roe v. Wade". In 2013, Democrats were in the majority under the leadership of Sen.

"Picture this: You have two people confront each other", the Oregon Democrat said on MSNBC.

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