Republicans need to nuke this Supreme Court nominee and not allow the Democrats to abuse this outstanding candidate one day longer!
Schumer announced Thursday that Democrats will filibuster the neutral judge Neil Gorsuch who promised to follow the law to the letter.
Democrats led by hack Chuck Schumer have been threatening to stop all of Trump’s Supreme Court nominees for four years through filibusters or whatever they have to do. To confirm, the Republicans need 60 votes or they could use the nuclear option so proudly used by Harry Reid (majority rules instead of 60 votes).
Schumer, however, will only settle for a left-wing ideologue. It is clear that Judge Gorsuch will follow the law strictly and will not be swayed by ideology, if he even has one.
In a Senate floor speech, Schumer said that Gorsuch “was unable to sufficiently convince me that he’d be an independent check” on Trump. He said later that the judge 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.”
The Federalist Society goes for neutral and conservative judges. Gorsuch is neutral.
Democrats kept insisting that Gorsuch tell them how he “feels” about things personally to trip him up. A neutral judge cannot allow his feelings to weigh in on judicial opinions which is something Democrats don’t understand. They think the law is to be manipulated to leftist ideology.
Republicans want to confirm Gorsuch before Congress goes on their endless Easter recess.
On Thursday, Schumer warned that they should focus on changing Trump’s nominee and not worry about the GOP using the nuclear option.
“If this nominee cannot earn 60 votes — a bar met by each of President Obama’s nominees, and George Bush’s last two nominees — the answer isn’t to change the rules. It’s to change the nominee,” Chucky said.
It is not clear that Democrats even have the votes to block Gorsuch. But Schumer’s announcement is likely to further politicize an already divided Congress. In the last 47 years of Supreme Court nominations — spanning the appointments of the 16 most recent justices — only Samuel A. Alito Jr. was forced to clear the 60-vote procedural hurdle to break a filibuster.
“If Judge Gorsuch can’t achieve 60 votes in the Senate, could any judge appointed by a Republican president be approved with 60 or more votes in the Senate?” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said this week.
Republicans have vowed to appoint him no matter what.
People reacted on twitter.
Nuke em! Schumer says Dems Will Filibuster Gorsuch https://t.co/xpdATp4uq8
— Trumpnado (@JayS2629) March 23, 2017
— Reagan Democrat (@WoefulMage) March 23, 2017
Good, Nuclear option will be used early and Dems become more irrelevant. Especially since they voted FOR him before. https://t.co/26ra0BY0vN
— 1ShameNation (@Michael72172097) March 23, 2017