Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) joined other liberal Democrats in criticizing President Trump’s selection of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court as potentially unfit.
There’s just one problem: a bunch of them already voted to confirm him to the 10th Circuit Court with no objections. Let’s see how they wiggle out of this one.
Here’s more from DC Statesman:
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has already issued a statement that he has “serious doubts” over President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch:
“Given his record, I have very serious doubts about Judge Gorsuch’s ability to meet this standard,” Schumer said. “Judge Gorsuch has repeatedly sided with corporations over working people, demonstrated a hostility toward women’s rights, and most troubling, hewed to an ideological approach to jurisprudence that makes me skeptical that he can be a strong, independent Justice on the Court.”
He then tweeted:
He also tweeted it in Spanish, for some unknown reason.
But if he opposes his confirmation he will have to explain why Gorsuch was so popular when he was first confirmed as federal judge in 2006. He will also have to explain why Schumer voted for him then.
And Chuck Schumer wasn’t the only Democrat to vote for Neil Gorsuch, EVERY Democrat voted for him. He was unanimously confirmed to the bench:
That included Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden.
In fact, Gorsuch was one of two judges nominated by George W. Bush to be unanimously confirmed. I suspect President Trump took this into consideration when he was nominated last night. It’s hard to oppose his nomination when you are on record already having voted for him.
But it certainly is by no means impossible. Get ready for a fight.