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Senate Judiciary Committee members want to hear from Gorsuch about his legal career.
Congress has failed to agree on any nominee for the Supreme and Senate Democrats are ready to give it another go.
Democrats have said they are prepared to move forward with hearings in the coming weeks on Gorsuch’s record on legal issues and his views on criminal justice.
Democrats also have indicated they are ready for Gorsuch to hear oral arguments, which could help his case.
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A Senate Judiciary Committee aide said Tuesday that Republican Sen. Charles Grassley Charles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyThe Hill reporter covers Congress and the White House at large for The Hill.
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Sen. John Cornyn John CornlinGOP lawmaker says Trump is wrong on climate and health care: ‘It’s a matter of principle’Read moreSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell John CornLamar Alexander calls for Kavanaugh nomination to be withdrawn MORE (R-Texas) told reporters that Republicans will “fight tooth and nail” to get a nominee confirmed for the high court.
The Senate has yet to vote on Gorsuch and Democrats are hopeful that the committee will vote on his nomination soon.
The top Democrat on the committee, Sen. Chuck Schumer Charles (Chucky) Ellis SchumerSchumer: Trump is ‘right on climate’ and ‘right’ on health care bill Dems push back on Trump’s ‘sickening’ comments on Kavanaugh and Russia McConnell: Dems need to pass ‘something’ to keep up pressure on Trump, but not before’It’s not just Republicans on Capitol Hill who are skeptical of Gorsuch’s confirmation, however.
President Trump Donald John TrumpTop consumer bureau official blasts colleague over post on Instagram Feinstein calls on White House to stop blocking Trump administration hires MORE’s nominee to fill the vacancy on the nations highest court has also been off to rocky start in the Senate.
Gorsuch’s nomination to the high Court was approved on a bipartisan Senate vote in May.
He was approved by the full Senate on a 60-vote margin, with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Mary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkauHeitkamp releases poll: 51% of Republicans oppose Gorsuch nomination.
The Judiciary Committee was scheduled to vote Friday on the nomination, but Republicans were unable to muster enough support to secure the necessary votes.
Some GOP senators, including Sen. Lindsey Graham Lindsey Olin GrahamGraham slams Trump for ‘sins’ of the judiciary Kavanaugh, accuser to testify publicly on Friday Biden to Trump: ‘Ask the question’ about Kavanaugh MORE (S.C.), have suggested that Republicans might not be able to muster the 60 votes necessary to confirm Gorsuch, who has said he does not have a “soul” to fill that seat.
Senate Republicans are hopeful, however, that they can secure enough support in the next two weeks to secure Gorsuch’s nomination.
Sen. Tim Scott Timothy (Tim) Eugene ScottA new study shows North Carolina’s economy is ‘on a roll’ with unemployment lowest in stateEverglades National Park to launch new tourism program for Florida Gov.
Scott: Kavanaugh nomination is ‘a matter of conscience’Sen. Richard Shelby Richard (Richard) ShelbyGOP senators push back against Trump on Kavanaugh nomination MORE (N.C.) has previously told reporters he hopes to have the confirmation process completed by the end of the week.
However, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has repeatedly said he is “looking at options” to speed up the confirmation.
The Washington Post reported Monday that Gorsuch’s hearing with the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice has been postponed.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley Charles Addison (Chuck), Iowa Republican on Gorsuch: ‘He is my best friend’ and has a ‘heart of gold’Senators could use a break from the gridlock in the upper chamber to get Gorsuch confirmed.
The Supreme Court vacancy has led to speculation that Republicans could move quickly to confirm Neil Gorsuch as the next justice to fill it.
In addition to the Senate’s 60 votes, a majority of the Republican-controlled House would have to support the nominee.
Senate Majority Whip John