Schumer: ‘Many’ Democrats ‘Wanted to Vote for Judge Gorsuch,’ But He Proved Too Radical

‘These past few weeks we, Democrats, have given Judge Gorsuch a fair process, something Merrick Garland was denied’

SCHUMER: “These past few weeks we Democrats have given Judge Gorsuch a fair process, something Merrick Garland was denied. My colleagues came into this debate with an open mind. I think many of them wanted to vote for Judge Gorsuch at the outset. So we met with the nominee. We consented to and participated in his hearing. But over the course of the hearing during which Judge Gorsuch employed practiced evasions and judicial platitudes, the mood of our caucus shifted. Without so much as a hint about his judicial philosophy, without a substantive explanation of how he views crucial legal questions, all we had to go on was his record. And the more we learned about Judge Gorsuch’s record, the more we didn’t like.”

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