What you need to know about the Supreme Court nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch: 10 things to know
The Supreme Court has been rocked by a scandal involving the former top Justice Neil M. Gorsuch.
The confirmation of Gorsuch is one of the most consequential appointments made by the Obama administration, and Trump is set to leave office on Friday.
Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Courts in January.
He was confirmed by the Senate last week and confirmed by a vote of 93-2.
Democrats have criticized Republicans for using the confirmation process to try to block Gorsuch from the court, and they have said they would filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination in the Senate.
Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are trying to get Gorsuch on to the court.
The Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on Gorsuch’s confirmation.
Democrats are trying, along with some Republicans, to use the nomination as a way to use Trump’s victory in November as a pretext to undermine Gorsuch’s judicial nomination.
Democrats are saying the Republicans have not given any indication they plan to use this as a reason to block his nomination.
Democrats were trying to use Gorsuch’s vote in the U.S. Senate on the confirmation vote to justify a filibuster.
Republicans said they had no intention of using this vote to block the nomination.
The Trump administration’s response to the scandal has been swift.
The White House has called the allegations against Gorsuch a “scandal.”
They say the Republican party has chosen a political opponent in Gorsuch and is attempting to derail his nomination for the court’s highest court seat.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Thursday that Republicans would filibuster the nomination of Gorsuch, if they can get a vote on it.
“If the president can get 50 votes in the Republican-controlled Senate, we will take the Senate down to a bare minimum,” Graham said.
“I believe we will, but we’ll see.”
Graham’s comments came after Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Senate Republican, said Gorsuch is “the most qualified person in our country’s history to be on the Supreme Committee.”
Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Judiciary chairman, also said on Thursday, “The president of the United States has chosen Judge Gorsuch to serve on the United State Supreme Court.”