March 28, 2017
Senate Democrats force a week delay in vote on Judge Gorsuch
Under Senate rules, any member of Judiciary Committee can ask for a nomination to be held over one week. Senators are scheduled to leave for a two-week Easter recess starting April 8.
“Before the hearing started we all knew how qualified the judge is. His resume speaks for itself,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said, according to the Associated Press. “But last week we got to see up-close how thoughtful, articulate, and humble he is. He is clearly deeply committed to being a fair and impartial judge. And he isn’t willing to compromise that independence to win votes in the Senate.”
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