Confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch expected by April 10
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks during the first day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
March 20, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) —Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says the Senate is aiming to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch before a two-week break that starts April 10.
The committee expects a vote on Monday, April 3. Grassley told reporters after the first day of Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings that the nomination would go immediately to the floor after that.
He said that he believes Democrats will have a hard time voting against Gorsuch after the hearings, but “I assume he’ll have a lot of votes against him.”
Grassley said Gorsuch “stated a very independent view” in his opening statement Monday and that the hearings are off to a good start.