Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., denounced Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's plan for Democrats to universally oppose the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as "completely unreasonable."
"Neil Gorsuch is imminently qualified," Toomey said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" Wednesday. "Chuck Schumer developed a whole new rule some years ago to use the filibuster to block judges that he didn't like, and he's going to attempt to use it to prevent us from confirming Neil Gorsuch, and we're not going to let him do that. I should point out, Sen. Schumer has made the statement that there is no one that Donald Trump could pick that Republicans would support that he would ever support. Now, it is not acceptable in my view that we leave a vacancy, or maybe perhaps multiple vacancies, for the entire Trump administration. That's Sen. Schumer's view. It's completely unreasonable."
Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon spoke through the night, for a solid 15 hours, to oppose Gorsuch's confirmation. He railed against Republicans for refusing to consider former President Barack Obama's choice to fill the vacant seat in the final months of his term.
"The majority team in this chamber decided to steal a Supreme Court seat," Merkley said, according to The New York Times. "Such a theft never, ever has happened in the history of our nation."
On Tuesday, Politico released a report entitled "Gorsuch's writings borrow from other authors," claiming the nominee "copied the structure and language used by several authors and failed to cite source material in his book and an academic article," specifically that the tenth chapter of "The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia," Gorsuch's 2006 book, bears resemblance to a 1984 article from the Indiana Law Journal, among other works.
The White House refuted this claim, calling it a "false attack," and a desperate attempt to justify Democratic opposition, but Politico supplied their own experts who determined that Gorsuch is guilty of plagiarism.
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