Casey: I'm Voting Against Gorsuch for Supreme Court

The Democratic leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer of NY, was among five senators to declare their opposition to Gorsuch Thursday, even before the Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination had ended. "Judge Gorsuch's opinions often reflect a commitment to satisfy his judicial philosophy more than to grapple with the complex circumstances faced by ordinary Americans."Republicans will need 60 votes to confirm Gorsuch". Schumer said Gorsuch failed to convince him he would be "an independent check on a president who has shown nearly no restraint from executive overreach" or that he would be a neutral justice "free from the biases of politics and ideology".

Schumer said Gorsuch "was unable to sufficiently convince me he'd be an independent check" on President Trump.

"Whatever it takes to get him on the court, I will do", the South Carolina Republican told "The Mike Gallagher Show", when asked about the nuclear option. A decade ago, Graham became part of the "Gang of 14", which negotiated allowing most of the stalled nominees to get a final confirmation vote in exchange for not abolishing the filibuster in the future.

The cloture vote refers to the Senate process for filibusters. Since there aren't 60 votes in the Senate for Trump's nominee, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is going to have an interesting decision to make.

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This week marks the start of a potential turning point in the highest court in the land, as the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch proceed.

Murray is a member of the Senate's Democratic leadership.

Ten Democrats are up for reelection in states that Trump won, so Republican lobbying efforts have already been underway to push them not to filibuster.

Bob Casey said Thursday he has "serious concerns" about Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch and plans to vote against his confirmation.

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During the hearing, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected Judge Gorsuch's extreme reasoning in a related case.

There's also an important political goal that can be served by elevating this controversy, even if Gorsuch can't be stopped.

That's when he said that Schumer has "poisoned" the Court. Gorsuch said that he has no intentions of considering Trump's standing regarding controversial topics such as abortion and stressed: "No man is above the law". Kirsten Gillibrand - who have said they'll oppose Gorsuch.

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