Gorsuch’s Confirmation Hearing, More Attacks And Less Support
Mar 21, 2017 12:50 PM EDT
A line of attack is previewed at the confirmation hearing of Gorsuch. This time, it's launched by Democratic leader Chuck Schumer that claims Gorsuch has elevated corporate interests over individual workers.
Nominated by President Trump, Gorsuch would fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the sudden death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, according to CBS News. He was previously a federal appellate judge nominated by former President George W. Bush in 2006.
As of now, none of the 48 Senate Democrats have expressed their support for Gorsuch. However, traditional Democratic big spenders have not spent any money on paid media to defeat Gorsuch, and its most likely that they had no plans to.
According to The Washington Times, Democrat Judge Feinstein gave the strongest opposition. She even wrote to Gorsuch saying, "Documents provided by the Justice Department demonstrate you had a leading role in litigation and strategy over executive power and national security matters that have not yet been identified to the committee."
Meanwhile, Hatch said on Friday, "Notwithstanding Gorsuch's superb qualifications and principled approach to judging, Democrats and their liberal allies strain mightily to find plausible grounds to oppose his nomination." Severino also criticized the Democrats and called it a "political theater".
The Senate who has taken up the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch this week, are given the level of collegiality coursing through the political discourse. The confirmation hearings of President Barack Obama's appointee, Judge Merrick Garland were previously blocked for months until the surprise White House victory in the November 2016 election took over.
Therefore, there is no mistaking the fact that Gorsuch is singularly qualified for appointment as Associate Justice. However, Gorsuch who is known for his genial demeanor and keen intellect has likely understood that the stakes are high as he steps into the position.