Manchin first Dem to announce support for Gorsuch

by The Hill Staff | thehill  |  published on March 31, 2017

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Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) announced Thursday that he will back Judge Neil Gorsuch, becoming the first Senate Democrat to throw their support behind President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

“I will vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the ninth justice on the Supreme Court,” Manchin tweeted.

Thirty-three Senate Democrats have come out against Gorsuch’s nomination, according to The Hill’s Whip List, with Republicans signaling that they are willing to change Senate rules to confirm him with a simple majority if eight Democrats don’t back him.

But even before announcing his support, Manchin said he would vote to limit debate on Gorsuch and move his nomination forward, defying Senate Democratic leaders.

  • Webb

    Manchin, one Democrat that will work with Republicans on Compromised Legislation…
    A 51 Vote settles the problem and Democrats can being out their “Hillary Crying Towels” and Think Of Harry Reid, who had no respect for Senate Rules…
    Democrats Played Dirty Politics for 8 years…Payback time is here….

    • Retired

      8 Years ,Bull it has been going on for decades .

  • justinwachin

    The Democrats are unhappy that President Obama’s pick to replace Antonin Scalia was not considered. I understand that. The Democrats need to realize that Donald Trump is going to be president until at least Jan. 20, 2021. They need to go on and allow Mr. Gorsuch’s nomination to be voted on.

    This is a perfect example of the dysfunction that comes when judicial activism is allowed. Once these lifetime appointments are given great power then everyone wants to put their person into the position. We would all be better off if the court system allowed Congress and the people to make the law. For example, when the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage five justices basically gave the finger to all the people who had decided how their state should define marriage. All five of those justices should be removed from the bench. They are a large part of the problem with our judicial system.

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  • itsfun

    I would love to see this man as the head of the Democratic Party. He uses commons sense and is willing to work with anyone to help America. He is the kind of person both Parties need.

    • Bob

      Unfortunately, no chance of this happening. One, he’s from West VA. Not enough votes to mine there, plus he likes coal mines. Second, he was the one with the political ad where he shot a copy of Obama Care nailed to a tree, major hearsay in the Democrat Party. Third, his daughter is the CEO of the company that just was under scrutiny for gouging the prices of EPI-Pens. (Had he been a Republican, he’d have had to resign for that one). Bottom line, he thinks for himself and does not ALWAYS vote the party line, which seems to be a requirement for a “leadership” role in their party. Just look at how Joe Lieberman was treated for supporting McCain.

      • itsfun

        You are 100% right. We no longer vote for an individual, instead we are voting for a party. The individuals must follow party lines or be left out of committees, campaign money, etc. That is one reason I consider President Trump to actually be our first 3rd party President. Some Republicans and all Democrats are doing everything they can think of to destroy this man, his family and his Presidency.

      • Retired

        Is he due for re election ???

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