Judicial Crisis Network Reports: Trump Supreme Court Advisor Believes Judge Gorsuch Will Be Confirmed Despite Democrats’ Failing Gridlock Strategy
Leo: "We’re moving forward toward 51 votes for the confirmation of a justice … we’ve survived with that standard for a long, long time"
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 6, 2017)
Judicial Crisis Network reports the follow update regarding the nomination process of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the high court:
Leonard Leo, an adviser to President Donald J. Trump on the Supreme Court, said today the President’s high court nominee, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, will be confirmed by the end of the week despite the gridlock strategy being employed by Senate Democrats.
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"Senate Democrats want to impose a 60-vote threshold for the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice, and that’s unprecedented in our American history. Throughout history all we’ve required are 51 votes to confirm a Supreme Court nominee, and I think they’re deviating from that," Leo said. "I don’t see a deal in the making right now. I think we’re moving forward toward 51 votes for confirmation of a justice, and frankly that’s just fine because that’s been the history of country in the Senate and we’ve survived with that standard for a long, long time."
Leo noted Gorsuch is exceptionally well qualified and has received wide, bipartisan support including several Democratic Senators and former senior officials in President Obama’s administration.
"Judge Gorsuch is very much in the mold of Justice Scalia, who passed away a little over a year ago; and so I think his confirmation will restore the balance of the court, the way it was when Justice Scalia was on it," Leo said.
The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) has been the lead group, heading up coalition efforts to confirm Judge Gorsuch. More information about the Gorsuch nomination can be found at two web sites: