Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is up to his dirty tricks again, announcing he will oppose Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court – his announcement is consistent with a growing number of Democrats who are actively working to block his acceptance to the high court.
With Schumer’s support, the Democrats will be able to force a procedural vote which requires 60 senators to vote in favor of taking up consideration of Gorsuch’s nomination.
This is called a filibuster, and works only to slow or even halt the nomination. Unfortunately, Republicans only control 52 seats in the Senate, 8 short of the 60-vote threshold.
Judge Gorsuch's nomination will face a cloture vote & as I’ve said, he will have to earn sixty votes for confirmation. My vote will be “No.”
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 23, 2017
Not only is Schumer planning the filibuster, he also ripped into Gorsuch claiming he is “not a neutral legal mind but someone with a deep-seated conservative ideology.”
“He was groomed by the Federalist Society and has shown not one inch of difference between his views and theirs,” he added, in reference to a conservative and libertarian legal forum popular with jurists and legal scholars on the right. The group’s executive vice president, Leonard Leo, has taken a leave of absence from the group to advise the Trump administration on judicial vacancies.
Clearly, Schumer has some issues. We are all for Democracy, but this is just slowing down the progress of our country. His comments are completely uncalled for!
The back-and-forth over Trump’s nominee comes as the president endorsed going “nuclear” and lowering the requirement to a simple majority if Democrats block his nominee.
Who agrees that Schumer needs to shut up and respect President Trump as the leader of our country?!