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ICYMI: Sen. Chuck Grassley: The truth about Schumer, Democrats and Gorsuch

- April 3, 2017

Excerpts from Fox News

By: Sen. Chuck Grassley
Monday, April 3, 2017

 
“It was just a year ago when we first began hearing chants of ‘we need nine,’ from … Senate Democrats and their special interest groups.

“… They obviously had simply forgotten that both Senator Reid and Senator Schumer had declared that George W. Bush would get no Supreme Court nominees through the Democratic Senate more than 18 months before the end of his term.

“Or, even in 1992 when then-Senator Biden made clear his intentions … on the Senate floor … why the Senate wouldn’t consider a Supreme Court nominee of George H.W. Bush in his final year.

“Despite this precedent, Senate Democrats and their special interest groups continued to demand—even after the election—that ‘we need nine.’


“Now, nearly nine months after candidate Trump publicly released the first of two lists of very capable possible Supreme Court nominees, the full Senate begins consideration of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch …

“Anybody watching the nomination hearing … witnessed a brilliant presentation showcasing his command of the law, his record of independence, his strong sense of humility, and his focus on following the Constitution ...

“From beginning to end, partisans and non-partisans alike sang his praises …

“Judge Gorsuch’s testimony … creates a dilemma for anybody desperately searching for a reason to vote oppose his nomination.  Because if you’re voting on qualifications and not politics, it’s an easy yes.

“Despite the ‘we need nine’ mantra from last year, we’ve already heard that Senator Schumer will lead a Democratic filibuster apparently based on hollow reasons that Judge Gorsuch has already answered …

“It’s become abundantly clear that if the Democrats are willing to filibuster somebody with the credentials, judicial temperament and independence of Judge Gorsuch, it’s obvious they would filibuster anybody …”
 
Read the full op-ed here.
 

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