Uh Oh: Schumer Voted For Gorsuch in 2006 (And a Bunch of Other Democrats Did Too)

Posted: Feb 01, 2017 1:00 PM

Democrats are preparing for all out war against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is leading the way. 

On Monday, before anyone knew who Trump would choose, Democrats vowed to put up a fight. Last night protestors swarmed the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. with fill in the blank signs, proving opposition was inevitable no matter who Trump chose.

But in their extreme opposition, Senate Democrats' are already losing any credibility they had left on the issue. 

When Gorsuch was nominated to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals by President George W. Bush in 2006, he was confirmed unanimously 95-0 in the Senate. Chuck Schumer, along with Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and a number of other Democrats in the Senate, voted in approval. 

Based on the current Republican majority and former Senator Harry Reid's decision to nuke the filibuster, Gorsuch will get confirmed with or without Democrat support. Whether Democrats will maintain any political capital at the end of this fight is another story.