Sen. Cruz: '50-50 Whether the Democrats Filibuster' Gorsuch

DOJ Docs Raise Questions About Gorsuch's Views on Torture and Executive Power

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee kicks off the nomination hearing for Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy left open on the Supreme Court when Justice Scalia passed away.

Trump's nomination of Gorsuch will need support from some Democrats to reach the 60-vote threshold to break a filibuster.

A big question is if confirmed, how will conservative Neil Gorsuch change the make-up of the Supreme Court? "Indeed, his conservative pedigree is the reason he was picked". Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said, referring to Republicans' refusal to even meet with Obama's nominee to the court, Merrick Garland.

The fourth and final day of the hearings, Thursday, will feature outside witnesses, usually former colleagues and advocacy groups who will testify for or against Gorsuch.

President Donald Trump nominated Gorsuch in February.

"I heard a lot of attempts at hyperventilating", Sasse said of Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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"I'm sure there will be some ups and downs and some bumps, but I think we are heading for a confirmation". Michael Bennet, as well as Neal Katyal, the former acting solicitor general during the Obama administration who has been supportive of Gorsuch's nomination.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) meets with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in his Senate office.

At the time, Sisk found the line of reasoning so concerning that she raised it the assistant dean and then-dean at the law school, who assured her they would talk to Gorsuch about it at the end of the term. "Not a one of them spoke a word against Judge Gorsuch's nomination", he continued.

To gain confirmation, once moving through the Judiciary Committee, Gorsuch will need 60 votes in the full Senate, a barrier that could be hard for him to overcome since Republicans only hold 52 seats and would need the support of at least eight Democrats. Gorsuch is a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, which is based in Denver.

The senator, a Democrat, said she is concerned about the working poor, Muslim Americans who are the victims of hate crimes, preserving the choice of women in health care and protecting the rights of gays and lesbians.

And he's always been involved in Republican politics, as have other team officials (including team president Joe Ellis who is nephew of former President George H.W. Bush and thus the cousin of President George W. Bush). Republicans have a 52-48 majority in the Senate (two independents side with Democrats). "I didn't believe that", Graham said. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, told Gorsuch during the hearing. Be that as it may, as many, many outlets, including pro-abortion liberal publications, acknowledge, the Republicans were under no obligation to hold confirmation hearings on him previous year.

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