KER Politics – Mon 20 Mar, 2017
The Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing Circus started this morning and it will be a Circus!
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On Monday morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee began four days of hearings on Judge Neil Gorsuch, nominated by President Trump to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat. In his first comments on Monday afternoon after opening statements from members of the Judiciary Committee, Gorsuch vowed to be a “faithful servant of the Constitution” if confirmed. “My decisions have never reflected a judgment about the people before me â€” only my best judgment,” Gorsuch said, in an assurance to critics. On Tuesday and Wednesday, each senator gets at least 50 minutes to question the conservative federal appellate judge from Colorado, and witnesses will speak for or against Gorsuch on Wednesday and Thursday. Republicans are united in their support for Gorsuch, while no Democrats have said they will vote for him. Many Democrats remain angry that Republicans blocked any consideration of Judge Merrick Garland, former President Barack Obama ‘s nominee.