Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, defended the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and said his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee was "brilliant."
The comments from Grassley, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, came in an opinion piece published on the Fox News website.
"Anybody watching the nomination hearing for Judge Gorsuch before the Senate Judiciary Committee witnessed a brilliant presentation showcasing his command of the law, his record of independence, his strong sense of humility, and his focus on following the Constitution instead of prejudging cases or promising results," he said.
Grassley ripped into Democrats, who are threatening to try to block the Gorsuch confirmation.
"It's become abundantly clear that if the Democrats are willing to filibuster somebody with the credentials, judicial temperament and independence of Judge Gorsuch, it's obvious they would filibuster anybody," he said.
Grassley noted Democrats, who were pushing to fill the ninth seat on the Supreme Court created when Justice Antonin Scalia died, have taken a totally different approach since Donald Trump was elected president.
"To the surprise of many Senate Democrats, in November the American people elected Donald Trump," Grassley said. "Suddenly we need nine became a hypocritical eight is enough, just like it was in 1992 and 2007. "
And he added: "These same senators don't like talking about the groups on the left who are attacking the nominee, misrepresenting his record and threatening to primary any Democrat who makes an independent decision."
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