HOLY HELL! Neil Gorsuch Just Got BAD News- Trump Is TICKED Off

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Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have forced a one-week delay on a vote to approve sending the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Senate floor based on objections from Democrats who expressed discontent with a number of Gorsuch’s answers during his confirmation hearing that began March 20.

The 20-member committee had scheduled a noon business meeting to vote on whether to favorably send the nomination, but rules allow any senator to ask for a one-week delay.

Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, announced a vote on President Trump’s nominee will now happen April 3 at 10 a.m.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says that a delay is necessary due to the FBI’s ongoing investigation into connections between the Trump campaign and- you guessed it- Russia.

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“You can bet, if the shoe were on the other foot and a Democratic president was under investigation by the FBI, the Republicans would be howling at the moon about filling a Supreme Court seat in such circumstances,” Schumer alleged.

Schumer is joined by over a dozen Democrats and Independents who have voiced opposition to Gorsuch’s past rulings.

The Associated Press reported that Gorsuch’s opponents believe his rulings are pitted against workers and in favor of businesses, as well as some who claim he would not make rulings independent from Trump.

The GOP majority would need at least eight Democrats to vote with them in order to overcome the 60-vote threshold to allow a final vote.

Despite this opposition, Gorsuch has made his commitment to impartiality clear.

“There’s no such thing as a Republican judge or a Democratic judge,” Gorsuch said when asked about whether receiving his nomination from a Republican president would influence his decisions. “We just have judges in this country.”

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, have vivaciously defended the nominee. Cruz went as far as to say Democrats have “slandered” Gorsuch.

Some Democrats have spoken out in favor of Gorsuch. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., said that a different set of political beliefs won’t keep Gorsuch from fulfilling the obligations of his job.

“I have no doubt that unlike the president, Judge Gorsuch has profound respect for an independent judiciary and the vital role it plays as a check on the executive and legislative branches,” Bennet said. “I may not always agree with his rulings, but I believe Judge Gorsuch is unquestionably committed to the rule of law.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said that delays and opposition aside, he expects the committee to vote on April 3 with the full Senate vote to follow on April 10.

“Before the hearing started we all knew how qualified the judge is. His resume speaks for itself,” Grassley said. “But last week we got to see up-close how thoughtful, articulate, and humble he is. He is clearly deeply committed to being a fair and impartial judge. And he isn’t willing to compromise that independence to win votes in the Senate.”

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has the option to invoke the so-called “nuclear option” — eliminating the 60-vote cloture requirement and allowing the nominee to be confirmed with a simple majority.

(h/t Fox)

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