The top Democrat in the Senate said Thursday he will oppose the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court and encouraged other Democrats to reject President Donald Trump’s choice, setting up a showdown with majority Republicans.
“I have concluded that I cannot support Neil Gorsuch’s nomination,” New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor. “My vote will be no and I urge my colleagues to do the same.”
Shortly before Schumer’s announcement, Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, who faces re-election next year in a state Trump won, also announced his opposition. Casey said he had “serious concerns about Judge Gorsuch’s rigid and restrictive judicial philosophy, manifest in a number of opinions he has written on the 10th Circuit.”
The opposition from the two Democrats came after two days of hearings in which Gorsuch emerged unscathed and with solid Republican support in the GOP-led Senate.
Originally published by Breitbart.