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Chuck Grassley: Gorsuch Will Be Confirmed 'One Way or Another'

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By    |   Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017 02:25 PM

Judge Neil Gorsuch will be in the Supreme Court "one way or another," despite Democrats who say they won't vote to confirm him, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said on Wednesday.

"I think anybody who watched the 22 hours he answered questions, over a period of two days for the committee, knows he's well qualified," Grassley, R-Iowa, told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has promised a filibuster on the confirmation vote, seeking to keep a rule that at least 60 senators vote for the SCOTUS nominee. However, if the filibuster succeeds, Republicans say they'll change the voting rules through the "nuclear option," meaning that a simple majority of 51 votes will be enough to confirm Gorsuch.

Schumer and other Democrats have complained that during his confirmation hearings, Gorsuch didn't directly answer many questions, but Grassley denied that.

"He didn't make any mistakes," said Grassey. "When they say he didn't answer questions, he adopted what we call the [Ruth Bader] Ginsburg standard, where she said in 1993 you can't say anything about any case that may come up before you in the future."

Other justices, including Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor followed the same principle, said Grassley.

"Nobody can find any fault with this well-qualified judge to be a justice on the Supreme Court and think he'll be approved at least a week from Friday or a week from Saturday and he'll be on the Supreme Court," Grassley said.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch will be in the Supreme Court "one way or another," despite Democrats who say they won't vote to confirm him, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said on Wednesday.
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