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Chuck Schumer Trying to Delay Gorsuch Vote Until After FBI Russia Probe

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

After making sure that President Trump spent the first two months of his presidency without a full cabinet Senate Minority Leader Chuck ‘The Obstructor’ Schumer (D-N.Y.) is looking for new ways to delay Judge Neil Gorsuch’s inevitable senate approval on his way to become the next associate Justice of the Supreme Court. At least the senator’s latest is creative. He is urging Republicans to delay a vote on Gorsuch because of the ongoing investigation into potential ties between Trump officials and Russia.

The Hill quotes Schumer as saying:

“It is unseemly to be moving forward so fast on confirming a Supreme Court justice with a lifetime appointment while this big gray cloud of an FBI investigation hangs over the presidency,”

He was using the same grey cloud analogy as House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) used the day before.
During his first full day of questioning on Tuesday Judge Gorsuch performed more than admirable, he hit a grand slam home run, as evidenced by the comments coming from the liberal cable news networks:
  • CNN’s John King: “Democrats Have Not Even Bruised, Blemished Anything To This Judge”
  • CNN’s Nia-Malika Henderson: “Very Warm, Affable, Down-Home Kind Of Person”
  • MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell: “This Has Been A Slam Dunk”
  • MSNBC’s Chris Jansing: “Impressively Disciplined Performance”
  • MSNBC’s Ari Melbar: “I Didn’t See A Single Glove Laid On Him. He Performed Himself Admirably.”

Of course Chuck “The Obstructor” doesn’t see it that way.  He sees it as  “the height of irony” that Republicans blocked then-President Obama from filling the Supreme Court seat but are “now rushing” to confirm Gorsuch.

Chuck ‘The Obstructor’ Schumer forgets that blocking Obama’s attempt to fill the Supreme Court seat was a Democratic Party Idea.

It was the former S…

Read the rest of the story at Jeff Dunetz’s blog The Lid

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About the author

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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