As Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing Begins, Feinstein Calls Him 'An Extremist'
21 Марта, 2017, 13:27 | Author: Benny Bass
Following opening statements by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will deliver his opening statement at hisconfirmation hearing in Washington, D.C.
Neil Gorsuch returns to the hot seat Tuesday after making his case for why he should be the ninth justice to be seated on the U.S. Eleven female former Gorsuch clerks for Gorsuch have also submitted a letter to the committee in his support. Per the Chronicle - because the statement does not yet appear on the senator's website - Feinstein said that Gorsuch "has consistently sided with employers and corporate interests" and against reproductive rights for women, and that his record on the latter showed him to be a "pro-life extremist". Each member of the committee will give an opening statement to make a case for why Neil should or should not be confirmed.
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Confirmation hearings begin for Supreme Court nominee
If Gorsuch is confirmed by the Senate, as expected, he would restore a narrow 5-4 conservative majority on the court. Hatch (UT), John Cornyn (TX), Ted Cruz (TX), Jeff Flake (AZ), Thom Tillis (NC), Lindsey Graham (SC), Michael S.