Massive amounts of Senatorial hot air for starters. Seriously, that’s what these confirmation hearings have evolved into in the last 20 years or so.
On Monday March 20, 2017, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennett (D-CO) will introduce Judge Neil Gorsuch. Those intros should be of interest as Senator Bennett has stayed completely silent about the Gorsuch nomination. Meanwhile well over 220 Colorado attorneys, including prominent Democrats, are supporting Gorsuch, AND Bennett’s former boss, Governor Bill Ritter, who appointed Bennett to his current seat, wrote a major op-ed in support of Gorsuch’ nomination!
So what can we expect….really?
Chuck Schumer will strive to out-Schumer himself. He’s made it extremely clear that he will be partisan all the way and do everything he can to derail this nomination.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer arguably telegraphed his opposition to Neil Gorsuch as the next Supreme Court justice almost 16 years ago when, as a freshman Democrat from New York, he broke what he called a taboo to say the Senate publicly should make ideology a factor in confirming judges.