Judge Neil Gorsuch has already proven himself to be the greatest judge in American history, but now he’s set to get a second shot at a Supreme Court seat.
In a court that’s been very reluctant to make a deal with a nominee in this year’s election, it could be hard to get anyone who agrees with the president to agree with Gorsuch.
In the end, the court could still settle on a nominee through a “tough-love” process, but the president’s nominee is likely to be more controversial than most other nominees in recent history.
Gorsuch is the longest-serving federal judge in U.S. history.
He has been nominated by President Donald Trump for a seat on the court that had been vacant since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2024.
Trump has called him “one of the finest lawyers in the history of our country,” and has been very supportive of Gorsuch.
The Senate is currently debating Gorsuch’s nomination.
But the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee is currently split evenly between Democrats and Republicans, so there’s a chance that the two chambers could end up voting to end the filibuster for Supreme Court nominations.
Republicans have been pushing for Gorsuch to get the job for some time.
On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary committee voted down a motion by Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar to move forward on Gorsuch.
But it was not enough for Democrats to force a vote on a motion to end debate on Gorsuch’s confirmation.
The vote was 3-2 along party lines, with all Republicans voting against the motion.
That vote will probably come as a surprise to some, because it’s not exactly a surprise that the Senate would oppose Gorsuch.
As a former judge, Gorsuch was the longest serving federal judge at the Justice Department.
In 2017, he was nominated by Trump to fill the seat that had vacated Justice Antonins Scalia, who died in February.
As the court’s sole Republican appointee, Gorsuch has been a lightning rod for Republicans, especially in the past two years.
When the Senate voted to confirm Trump’s pick for a federal judgeship, he said that “the Senate’s not supposed to be a rubber stamping ground.”
But Democrats have long argued that the nomination is a gift to Trump.
They argue that Gorsuch has repeatedly shown a willingness to rule against his own nominee and to overturn his own rulings, while saying nothing about the concerns of women and minorities.
They’ve also argued that Gorsuch is more qualified than other potential nominees, arguing that he is a lifetime appointment with an extensive legal background and a lifetime reputation as a strong advocate for his judicial opinions.
The president’s team has argued that Trump has made no secret of his disdain for the judge, calling him “a career politician.”
He has also said that he won’t accept Gorsuch’s “totally unwarranted” judicial decisions, and has suggested that he’ll be inclined to take a different approach to Supreme Court vacancies.
If the Supreme Court decides that Trump’s nominees are not qualified, the Democrats argue, Gorsuch could be the next justice who would have to be confirmed by the Senate.
In response, Gorsuch’s critics have argued that there are a lot of other ways for the president and Senate Republicans to resolve the standoff.
They’re also planning to make sure that Gorsuch doesn’t get a vote.