There’s a reason Sen. Elizabeth Warren is so well loved. She isn’t afraid to stand up and speak the truth, no matter what the subject. And that is exactly what she did today on the Senate floor. The Massachusetts senator said that Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, should not be confirmed while Trump is being investigated for possible collusion with Russia.
“I think it is crazy that we are considering confirming a lifetime Trump nominee to the Supreme Court at a moment when the president’s campaign is under the cloud of an active, ongoing FBI counterintelligence investigation,” Warren said,
Warren noted that the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election “could result in indictments and appeals that will go all the way to the Supreme Court so that Trump’s nominee could be the deciding vote on whether Trump or his supporters broke the law.”
According to Warren, the idea that Gorsuch is still even being considered for confirmation is “nuts.”
“I believe we should tap the breaks on any nominee until this investigation is concluded,” Warren said.
Democrats have promised to filibuster Gorsuch and he is not expected to successfully pull off the 60 required votes needed to get the ball rolling on his confirmation. Senate Republicans plan to deal with this by changing the rules so that they only need a simple majority vote. Because of course, they are.
Warren said that this is just the “latest step in a long political campaign by right-wing groups and their billionaire backs to capture our courts” and vowed to vote against Gorsuch.
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