Majority Leader McConnell – We’re Going To Confirm Judge Gorsuch This Week

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Chris Wallace reminded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of a previous statement, saying, “You have promised that the Senate will confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court by Friday. Two questions – One, do you stand by that schedule, a Friday vote?”

“And two, do you have the eight votes of Democrats so that you can beat a filibuster? In a typical political non-answer answer, McConnell says, “Well, look, Judge Gorsuch deserves to be confirmed. You know, unanimously well qualified by the American Bar Association, my counterpart, Senator Schumer once called that the gold standard.”

“In the majority 99 percent of the time,” notes McConnell, “97 percent of his rulings were unanimous. Only reversed one time in a case in which he participated by the Supreme Court, ‘president’ Obama’s former acting Solicitor General said there’s no principle reason to oppose him. That’s why he will ultimately be confirmed.”

McConnell says, “Exactly how that happens, Chris, will be up to our Democrat colleagues. I think it is noteworthy that no Supreme Court justice has ever, in the history of our country, been stopped by a partisan filibuster, ever. And in fact the business of filibustering judges is a fairly recent invention, ironically, of the now-minority in the Senate, the Democrats. And in particular, Senator Schumer, who convinced his colleagues after Bush 43 got elected, to start routinely filibustering judges.”

Wallace seeks some clarification, saying, “Let me ask you, though, some specific questions. Will there be a confirmation vote by Friday?” McConnell removes any doubt, saying, “Yes, we’re going to confirm judge Gorsuch this week.”

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3 Comments on Majority Leader McConnell – We’re Going To Confirm Judge Gorsuch This Week

  1. beachtennisguy Good One! GO President Trump

  2. beachtennisguy // April 3, 2017 at 11:12 pm // Reply

    Finally. Something resembling fortitude and leadership from McConnell. About time. Looks like we’re going to need a lot more of it to keep the “silent coup” and the “deep state” from undoing the results of a democratic election. Give that Chuckie Schmuckie a great BIG smack down in the name of freedom, prosperity, and civility!

  3. Kelleigh Nelson // April 3, 2017 at 7:44 pm // Reply

    God help us, another Kennedy

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