Trump Supreme Court pick Gorsuch starts open job interview hearings before the Senate…

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Neil Gorsuch has began his confirmation hearing before the US Senate for the job of US Supreme Court judge repelcing the the opening on the court from the Anthony Scalia passing….

Judeg Gorsuch will be confirmed barring any major slip-up….

But Democrats will be asking him hard questions ….

Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing for a seat on the Supreme Court began Monday morning, giving President Trump his first chance to make a lasting imprint on the federal judiciary — and Republicans a fresh test to work their will now that they control all of Washington’s levers of power.

Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge from Colorado, was promoted by conservative legal activists because of his sterling credentials, a decade of right-of-center rulings and his allegiance to the same brand of constitutional interpretation employed by the late justice he would replace, Antonin Scalia.

“Single best thing the president’s done,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), a frequent Trump foil who predicted Republican unity on the matter and an easy victory for the president following the string of controversies that Trump has wrought since he took office.

All of that also sets up a stark dilemma for Senate Democrats. Monday brings their newest opportunity since the confirmation hearings of Trump’s Cabinet to take a stand against a young administration that has horrified liberal Americans with efforts to strip away provisions of the Affordable Care Act, impose an entry ban on some immigrants and deeply cut federal agencies.

The left also remains angry about a Supreme Court seat that has been vacant since Scalia died 13 months ago because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) decided to block a hearing for President Barack Obama’s selection for the seat, Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit…..

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8 thoughts on “Trump Supreme Court pick Gorsuch starts open job interview hearings before the Senate…”

        1. In watching Gorsuch?

          I AM impressed in him as a person….

          I may NOT necessarily agree with his views…

          But I’m watching him throw a question back at Durbin on woman’s discrimination…

          Thoughtful…(and well prepared)

          Had the room with HIM…

          Durbin got no joy…

          This guy is a lock for confirmation….

  1. I understand the Democratic Senators frustration at the job the Republicans did on Merrick Garland.

    However, Gorsuch is actually a decent choice for a Republican and certainly for Donald Trump.Ive already expressed my views on Supreme Court nominees and their confirmation.

    Besides Trump could have nominated that idiot Napolitano!

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