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Cornyn Urges Dems to 'Do the Right Thing,' Give Gorsuch Vote

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By    |   Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 02:03 PM

Ranking Senate Republican John Cornyn on Tuesday urged Democrats to follow the lead of one of their own and "do the right thing" by giving Neil Gorsuch a clean vote, the Washington Examiner reported.

On Monday, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, said he was not inclined to filibuster Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination before later walking it back.

Regardless, the Texas Republican and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee was firm in his message to Democrats.

"We're going to give our Democratic colleagues a chance to do the right thing and to vote, at some point, to cut off debate and then have an up-or-down vote to confirm the nominee," Cornyn said. according to the Examiner.

"I can only hope that cooler heads will prevail and others in the Democratic caucus will listen to Sen. Leahy and others who say they're not inclined to filibuster," Cornyn said. "Whether they decide to vote against the nominee is entirely up to them, but denying the majority in the Senate a chance to vote to confirm the nominee is just simply unacceptable, and it will not stand."

Democrats have already, as expected, forced a one-week delay on the Judiciary Committee vote on Gorsuch. That vote will happen Monday.

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Ranking Senate Republican John Cornyn on Tuesday urged Democrats to follow the lead of one of their own and "do the right thing" by giving Neil Gorsuch a clean vote, the Washington Examiner reported.
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