Feinstein ‘Deeply Disappointed’ As Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing Begins

WASHINGTON (AP) – The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says she is “deeply disappointed” that the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is beginning in the shadow of Republicans’ decision to block the previous nominee for the seat.

If confirmed, Gorsuch would fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016. Then-President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to replace Scalia, but Republicans blocked him. Donald Trump then won the presidency and nominated Gorsuch.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein says Garland was “a mainstream moderate nominee,” and Democrats’ job now is “to decide whether Judge Gorsuch is a reasonable, mainstream conservative, or is he not.”

Feinstein set out a list of issues that the Supreme Court could consider, including abortion, campaign finance, voting rights laws and gun control.

© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Robert Davis says:

    Di Fi is DETACHED from the mainstream of America.

    For all of you California secessionists– when California leaves the United States, will California HAVE BORDERS???

    To maintain consistency on the issue, you would have to refrain from establishing ANY borders, you would allow any person from any country to come and go freely, right? Just checking.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Watch & Listen LIVE