The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says she is impressed with President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein met with Judge Neil Gorsuch on Monday. She said Tuesday that "he's a very caring person and he's obviously legally very smart."
She added: "I think we are dealing with someone who is impressive, so we'll see."
She stopped short of saying she would vote for him, noting it's a lifetime appointment and Gorsuch is only 49.
Because of expected Democratic procedural maneuvers, Republicans will need the support of 60 out of the Senate's 100 members to move to a confirmation vote on Gorsuch. Republicans have a 52-48 majority, so at least eight Democrats will have to vote with Republicans.
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