Schumer: Delay Gorsuch Vote Until FBI’s Trump Probe Concludes

Republican Hypocrisy Takes Center Stage

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Considering that the country’s Chief Executive is under investigation by the FBI for possibly colluding with Russia to undermine the American democratic process, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday, suggested letting him name a Supreme Court nominee is “unseemly”, according to The Hill.

“…The New York Democrat argued that it was ‘the height of irony’ that Republicans blocked then-President Obama from filling the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in 2016 but are ‘now rushing’ to confirm Gorsuch.”

” ‘You can bet if the shoe were on the other foot and a Democratic president was under investigation by the FBI the Republicans would be howling at the moon about filling a Supreme Court seat in such circumstances,’ he said.”

Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said “The Senate sould delay hearings on Neil Gorsuch’s nomination while the president is under an active FBI investigation. Short of that, Senate Democrats must filibuster this nomination.”

 

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