UPDATE: Bennet and Gardner Talk Gorsuch Confirmation

The US Senate voted today to confirm Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch’s confirmation was extremely partisan, with Republican Senators invoking the Nuclear Option yesterday to prevent Democrats from filibustering the nomination.  The Nuclear Option allowed Gorsuch to be confirmed by a simple majority vote. While Democrat Michael Bennet did not support his party’s filibuster of the nomination, Bennet did not vote to confirm Gorsuch.  Bennet said he was proud Gorsuch is from Colorado and believes he qualified to receive an up or down vote in the Senate. However, Bennet said he could not reconcile his concerns over Gorsuch’s approach to the law, and the fact that President Trump may have several more opportunities to transform the Supreme Court, to vote to confirm him. Senator Cory Gardner supported Gorsuch throughout the confirmation process, and also supported the Republicans invoking the Nuclear Option. Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate Friday morning  through a vote predominantly along party lines.  After voting to confirm Gorsuch, Gardner said he was honored to vote for him, and that the judge is exceptionally qualified to serve on the Supreme Court.

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