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Sen. Mike Lee: Gorsuch Will Be Supported

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By    |   Thursday, 16 Mar 2017 03:19 PM

It is impossible to predict how many votes Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will get in his confirmation hearings, but Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who sits on the committee, is confident the judge will get his colleagues' support.

"Anyone who looks at Judge Gorsuch, based on his record and commitment to the rule of law, and his willingness to figure out what the law says, rather than what some people want it to say, will come to the conclusion they'll support him," Lee told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" on Thursday.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has said he is concerned Gorsuch, whose confirmation hearings begin Monday, would favor particular parties in litigation, but that is "not true," Lee said.

"He must be talking about somebody else," Lee said. "I've reviewed his opinions, and I've seen an unbiased judge that's willing to do the hard work of figuring out what the law says. That's the type of judge we need."

Lee said he believes the committee hearing will stay "civilized, in part because there's nothing there" to attack Gorsuch with.

"This is a judge who is squeaky clean, not just in the sense of his personal background is clean but also in the sense that he's a really good judge," Lee said. "This is a judge that I've argued in front of when he sat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the kind of judge every litigator and party wants to have on his or her panel, because he's that good."

"[He is] willing to do the homework and read the briefs and statutes involved in the case and come to a right decision. I think this one may be disappointing for those who were hoping for a lot of fireworks, because he'll get through one way or another."

Also on Thursday, Lee discussed a letter he wrote to the State Department this week, in which he voiced his concern taxpayer dollars are going to organizations supported by George Soros.

"We have George Soros-supported organizations like the Open Society Foundation's network receiving money from the U.S. Agency for International Development," Lee said. "When we see that these networks are involved in funding far-left socialist agenda in Europe, including within some of our ally countries, we want the questions answered: why U.S. taxpayer dollars are being hijacked and ship overseas funding causes against what American hold dear."

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It is impossible to predict how many votes Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will get in his confirmation hearings, but Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who sits on the committee, is confident the judge will get his colleagues' support.
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