Published: Wed, February 08, 2017
Local | By Adrian Hale

Chuck Schumer Has 'Serious, Serious' Doubts About Neil Gorsuch After Meeting

Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks after he is nominated by President Donald J. Trump for the U.S. Supreme Court on January 31, 2017. "It's a big game changer", Schumer said.

Schumer also asked for Gorsuch's opinions on whether Trump's comments on voter fraud undermine democracy and what the framers intended with the Constitution's anti-bribery "Emoluments Clause", which bans presidents from receiving gifts from foreign leaders. There are different kinds of conservative judges, from the pragmatist to the originalist.

Eighty-six percent (85%) and strongly believe that Judge Gorsuch will be the next Supreme Court justice, according to a round of polling conducted by Rasmussen Reports. These times deserve answers and judge Gorsuch did not provide them.

The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to hold a confirmation hearing for Gorsuch in March.

Some Democratic senators have said they will try and block the Gorsuch nomination after Republican senators refused to even meet with President Obama's pick Merrick Garland past year. "I have serious, serious concerns about this nominee", Schumer told reporters during Democrats' weekly press conference. Democrats are insisting on the 60-vote threshold needed to block his nomination, while Republicans are warning that if Democrats try to block him they may eliminate the filibuster and make it a simple majority to become a Supreme Court justice, paving the way for Gorsuch's confirmation.

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