Schumer Urging Dems to Oppose Gorsuch

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Mar 23, 2017 10:50 AM
Schumer Urging Dems to Oppose Gorsuch

UPDATE: Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), who is considered a moderate Democrat, is also a no. Pundits note that may not be the best idea considering he represents a state that voted for Trump in November.

***Original Post***

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is a "no" on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. He is urging his Democratic colleagues to follow his lead and launch a filibuster to prevent him from turning the court too far to the right.

“After careful deliberation I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court,” he said on the Senate floor.

Other Democrats, however, have taken a more reasonable approach to Gorsuch's nomination, noting he at least deserves an up-or-down vote. 

So far, little dirt has been dug up on him in his confirmation hearings - despite desperate attempts.

Gorsuch will need to earn 60 votes to make it to the bench, Schumer said.