Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) said he would support Senate Democrats effort to filibuster President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, despite 49% of Americans wanting Trump’s nominee to be confirmed opposed to only 36% of the public who oppose Gorsuch.
Merkley told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that he believes Senate Republicans stole that Supreme Court seat from President Obama and that their actions are a form of packing the court.
Cuomo pointed out that if Senate Democrats attempt to filibuster Judge Gorsuch that they would be playing a similar game with the court as Senate Republicans, something that polling shows the American people don’t approve of.
“No, it’s not similar,” Merkley told Cuomo, claiming that this seat is illegitimate. Merkley did concede that Democrats will hold a vote for Gorsuch in committee, which would advance him to the Senate floor for a vote.
If Senate Democrats go down the path, Merkley is proposing they run the risk of losing favor with the American people who, according to the recent CNN/ORC poll, want to see Gorsuch confirmed.
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