Last week, Sen. Chuck Schumer threatened a filibuster of SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch on the Senate floor.
“Judge Gorsuch was unable to sufficiently convince me that he’d be an independent check on a president who has shown almost no restraint from executive overreach,” Mr. Schumer said. “Second, he was unable to convince me that he would be a mainstream justice who could rule free from the biases of politics and ideology.”
However, Sen. Tom Cotton says that “Republicans will do what we must to put Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court.”
Even if that means going nuclear.
Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) predicted that Judge Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed to the Supreme Court before the Senate breaks at the end of next week — and a filibuster effort will be squashed.
Cotton said, “Gorsuch will be confirmed to the Supreme Court. And I suspect he’ll be confirmed before we break at the end of next week to spend the Easter period in our states with our constituents.”
He added that he hasn’t given up hope that at least eight Democrats will support Gorsuch’s nomination, but if the Democrats filibuster Gorsuch, “I believe the House — or the Senate Republicans will do what we must to put Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court.”
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