Schumer: ‘We Democrats Have Serious, Principled Concerns About Judge Gorsuch’

‘We Democrats have serious, principled concerns about Judge Gorsuch, his record, his long history of ties to ultraconservative interests’

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SCHUMER: ”Mr. President, it’s true that the norms and precedents and traditions have been eroded by both sides. We changed the rules for lower court nominees in 2013 after years of unprecedented obstruction by Republicans on circuit and district court judges. Still, among the record is regretting that decision. But this is an order of magnitude much greater than that. This is the Supreme Court. This is the court that is the final arbiter of the U.S. law and the Constitution. We Democrats have serious, principled concerns about Judge Gorsuch, his record, his long history of ties to ultraconservative interests, his almost instinctive tendency to side with special power interests over average citizens. We have principled concerns about how Judge Gorsuch was groomed by hard-right conservative billionaires like Mr. Philip Anschutz. We have principled concerns about how Judge Gorsuch was selected, off a preapproved list of conservative judges made by organizations who have spent three decades campaigning to move our judiciary far to the right.”

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