Leahy on Gorsuch: ‘I Will Not, I Cannot, Support His Nomination’

‘Senate Republicans held a Supreme Court vacancy and an eminently qualified nominee hostage with the sole and expressive intent to deny President Obama an appointment to the Supreme Court’


LEAHY: "I cannot vote solely to protect an institution when the rights of hard-working Americans are at risk. Because I fear that the Senate I would be defending no longer exists. I’ve often said that the Senate at its best can be and should be the conscience of the nation, but I must first and foremost vote my conscience, vote today and later this week, my conscious will not allow me to ratify the majority leader's actions -- not last year and not this year. I will not, I cannot support advancing this nomination."

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