Despite respondent belief that opposition to Gorsuch is purely political, they're also confident he'll be confirmed and join the bench as the newest Associate Supreme Court Justice. Schumer said Gorsuch failed to convince him he would be "an independent check on a president who has shown nearly no restraint from executive overreach" or that he would be a neutral justice "free from the biases of politics and ideology".
Unlike with other cabinet nominees, Democrats retain the ability to filibuster Supreme Court nominees.
If Mr Gorsuch did not get 60 votes, "the answer isn't to change the rules, it's to change the nominee", Mr Schumer said.
Graham said he hoped that they would not have to change Senate rules. The GOP could just change the rules to a simple majority vote for the confirmation.
He said the Supreme Court may "get wonky and technical" but said "what is at stake ... is not at all abstract".
While Gorsuch's response did not exactly fulfill pro-choice advocates' worst fears, Hogue has made it clear that it wasn't good enough for NARAL. Therefore, some argue, the filibuster should be preserved for a future Trump nominee-one who might replace one of the court's liberals, such as 84-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg or 78-year-old Stephen Breyer.
He pushed even harder in that direction in his interview with Politico. If the Democrats are able to maintain a filibuster against the confirmation of Gorsuch for some period of time, the Republicans will change the voting rules applicable to Supreme Court nominees, thereby ending the filibuster.
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During the hearing, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected Judge Gorsuch's extreme reasoning in a related case.
Speaking on the Senate floor, Schumer said that Gorsuch "will have to earn" the 60 votes needed to overcome the Democrats' filibuster.
Nonetheless, Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey announced on Thursday that he would oppose Gorsuch's nomination and vote "no" on any effort to end debate on the nomination.
It is unclear how many, if any, Senate Democrats would support Mr Gorsuch's nomination.
That's when he said that Schumer has "poisoned" the Court.
No Democrats have come out in favor of him yet.