|Fuhrer Donald J. Trump's pick for the Supreme Court goes through his first round hearings.|
Today is the Supreme Court hearings of Neil Gorsuch.
The fuhrer's pick for the Supreme Court is a controversial one from the start. Republicans denied then president Barack Obama's pick Merrick Garland for the Court. Their gamble paid off and Republicans can now get a nominee they want despite the opposition from Democrats.
Donald J. Trump, then candidate was calling upon Americans to stop Obama from picking a radical to change the Court's 5-4 swing. Garland was shelved and was totally pissed about it.
The Republican leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky vowed to stop Obama at the gate when it came to nominees. He said boldly that a Court nominee will come after the election. Now that Trump is the leader, McConnell is demanding that Democrats stop opposing the nominees for office and the Court.
He vows to change the senate rules if a Court nominee fails to get confirmed.
Democrats were seething with anger over that.
Progressive groups are also aware of this and they are warning Democrats to oppose Gorsuch or else face the consequences.
Gorsuch is a conservative federal judge from Colorado. He has met with Democrats and Republicans.
Many of them are willing to get him confirmed
Democrats from states that Trump won are fearing a 2018 Midterm defeat. The Republicans are comfortable with their chances.
It takes 60 senate majority to confirm a nominee to the Supreme Court. It takes a 51 senate vote majority to confirm nominees to the president (or fuhrer's) cabinet. If the nominee is at a threshold of 50-50, the vice president (vice fuhrer) will cast the tie-breaking vote.
Vice Fuhrer Mike Pence is the person who can break a 50-50 vote.
Republicans have a 52-48 majority. They need to obtain eight Democrats to help them get a nominee confirmed.
Note: Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Angus King of Maine are independents who caucus with Democrats.
Right now as of today Republicans have a 70% chance of holding the Senate and House. Donald Trump's job approval is under 50% and falling. But the Congress job approval is at 16%.
The junk food media isn't covering the town halls anymore. Republicans infighting seem to be cooling off for now. They are still infighting over their own version of a healthcare law. The Russian accusations are still around and it's still plaguing Trump. People are concerned about the risks of repealing the Affordable Care Act, the Trump budget and fake news.
Gorsuch will have to answer to this stuff at the confirmation hearings. As well as his opinions on a woman's choice, Trump's executive orders, gun laws, civil rights, and foreign policy.