Friday, March 31, 2017

Manchin, Heitkamp Back Gorsuch

Democratic senators Joe Manchin (W.V.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) have come out in support of Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court.  Both offered praise of the nominee.

As Senator Heitkamp said in a statement, Gorsuch "has a record as a balanced, meticulous, and well respected jurist who understands the rule of law."

Senator Manchin was even more effusive:
During his time on the bench Judge Gorsuch has received praise from his colleagues who have been appointed by both Democrats and Republicans. He has been consistently rated as a well-qualified jurist, the highest rating a jurist can receive, and I have found him to be an honest and thoughtful man. I hold no illusions that I will agree with every decision Judge Gorsuch may issue in the future, but I have not found any reasons why this jurist should not be a Supreme Court Justice.
Some Senate Democrats have argued that Gorsuch is wildly out of the mainstream or somehow suspect.  But their colleagues from West Virginia and North Dakota don't seem to agree.

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