The two chatted quietly and gave no statements as reporters and photographers were escorted into Schumer's office to photograph them together. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday that she was impressed with Gorsuch after her own meeting with him Monday.
"We depend on the U.S. Supreme Court to stand up for elderly people and people with disabilities and people without photo ID to be able to vote", said John Hickey, director of the Sierra Club - Missouri Chapter, an environmental organization. The Senate was here long before President Trump and will be here long after, and has a tradition to uphold.
Should Republicans fall short of the 60 votes they need to overcome a promised filibuster, McConnell could embrace the "nuclear" tactic and say as Senate leader that Gorsuch and future judicial nominees can be approved with 51 votes.
"We hope more Democrats will continue to join their colleagues in fulfilling their constitutional duty to offer advice and consent on the president's nominee", White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday. President Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, was refused a Senate hearing for about a year following Scalia's death.
Trump shakes hands with Judge Neil Gorsuch, whom he nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court on January 31, 2017. That would require support from some Democrats, since Republicans hold only 52 seats.
SCOTUS is set to hear a case on mandatory arbitration clauses around April this year, and it is possible that Gorsuch could be confirmed by then.
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A president who has shown little respect for the courts should not be granted broad deference on lifetime judicial appointments.
Here's the risky state of play on the political chessboard as the battle over President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court intensifies.
On Saturday, Trump tweeted critiquing the opinion of the "so-called judge" saying that the ruling that halted his executive order was "ridiculous and will be overturned".
Huckabee said that the safety of the American people is too important to "play politics with the Court". We all hate the showboating of the modern confirmation process, where groups raise money and senators raise their profiles through vicious attacks on the nominees. Democrats and Republicans agree - 46 percent and 47 percent, respectively - that he will make the Supreme Court more conservative, though about 20 percent of partisans say his presence on the court would leave it unchanged.