While we don’t yet know how the Supreme Court will decide the major civil rights question before it regarding whether or not gay and transgender people are protected under federal legislation that outlaws employment discrimination “on the basis of sex,” the nature of the debates and the questions raised from the bench last week when attorneys for both sides presented arguments do not reflect well on this nation’s supposed commitment to civil rights.
Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) hit Republicans between the eyes with the truth during an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd. Merkley said that the Gorsuch nomination should not be considered because Trump and his team are under investigation for potentially committing treason by colluding with Russia during the election.
Supposed "maverick" John McCain is once again following his party in action, leaving a trail of principled rhetoric followed by now predictable party caves. Republicans claim they must resort to changing the filibuster rules to get Neil Gorsuch confirmed, and for this, they blame Democrats.
Merkley's decision to hold the floor over the Gorsuch nomination comes as Republicans plan to hold a vote to change the Senate rules.
"Let me repeat that: only three of the current senators on the Republican side voted for either one of President Obama's confirmed nominees. Most voted for neither."
"And every single one of them lined up to conduct an 'audacious' partisan blockade of Merrick Garland," the top Democrat reminded Republicans.
Graham made matters worse by telling the crowd, "You're not persuading me at all."
During an interview on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made it clear that Democrats plan to block Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Schumer is going to force Gorsuch to get 60 votes or be replaced by a new nominee.
Chuck Schumer was on fire Thursday when he announced his opposition to President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, forcing 60 votes for confirmation.
"At this point, I don't believe there are eight Democrats supporting Judge Gorsuch," said Dick Durbin
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) went off and ripped the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee for denying Merrick Garland a hearing and pointed out that Trump's nominee Neil Gorsuch was the choice of special interests.
President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has confirmed that he called Trump's attack on the judiciary branch of the US government disheartening and demoralizing.
"Let's not mince words: The nomination of Judge Gorsuch is a huge gift to the giant corporations and wealthy individuals who have stolen a Supreme Court seat."
“Gorsuch is an ideological warrior who puts his own right-wing politics above the Constitution, the law and the rights of everyday people."
Cruz spoke for 21 hours on the Senate floor in 2013, all so he could take health insurance away from millions of Americans.
Gorsuch wasn't only the most conservative of Trump's two remaining frontrunners; he's also to the right of Justice Samuel Alito and late Justice Antonin Scalia
Trump botched the nomination of Neal Gorsuch by mangling the Constitution and referring to it as a "them."