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Dianne Feinstein said: "President Trump repeatedly promised to appoint someone 'in the mold of Justice Scalia' and said that the nomination of Judge Gorsuch illustrates he's 'a man of his word," "For those of us on this side, our job today is not to theoretically evaluate this or that legal doctrine or to review Judge Gorsuch's record in a vacuum," External link

rttnewsMonday, March 20, 2017 8:09:00 PM CET

Ted Cruz said: "Given the engagement of the electorate nationally on this central issue, I would suggest that Judge Gorsuch is no ordinary nominee," External link

wptvMonday, March 20, 2017 8:38:00 PM CET

Erich Pica said: “We think that this seat should have been Obama’s seat… [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell essentially just stole this seat,” External link

cbs6albanyMonday, March 20, 2017 11:00:00 PM CET

Mike Lee said: "You apply the law neutrally in all cases, without regard to the parties," External link

bloombergMonday, March 20, 2017 8:45:00 PM CET

Lindsey Graham said: "What happened between now and then, how did we go from being able to being able to understand that Scalia was a well qualified conservative and [Judge Ruth Bader] Ginsberg was a well qualified liberal?" "I don't know how we got there, but I hope we turn around and go back. Because what we're doing is going to tear apart the judiciary" External link

nbcnewsMonday, March 20, 2017 8:06:00 PM CET

Patrick Leahy said: "Republicans made a big show last year about respecting the voice of the American people in this process," "Now they are arguing that the Senate should rubber stamp a nominee selected by extreme interest groups, and nominated by a President who lost the popular vote by nearly three million votes" External link

rttnewsMonday, March 20, 2017 8:09:00 PM CET

Charles Grassley said: “Judge, I’m afraid over the next couple of days, you’ll get some questions that will cause you to just scratch your head. Truth be told, it should puzzle anyone who ever takes a civics class,” External link

denverpostMonday, March 20, 2017 4:57:00 PM CET

Patrick Leahy said: “extraordinary blockade, it was totally unprecedented in our country’s whole history,” “Some liken it to the action of the tyrannical kings that claim that they have sole control” External link

CBSnewsMonday, March 20, 2017 8:59:00 PM CET

Lindsey Graham said: “is going to destroy the judiciary over time,” External link

eagletribuneMonday, March 20, 2017 9:00:00 PM CET

Dick Durbin said (about Antonin Scalia): “I don’t accept the premise that it’s ‘Scalia’s seat,’” “I don’t know what the next seat will be or when it will be, so I take each of them seriously” External link

sentinelsourceMonday, March 20, 2017 5:34:00 PM CET

Orrin Hatch said: "Any self-respecting judge who comes in with an agenda that would tell you how they will vote — we don't want as a judge," External link

sltribMonday, March 20, 2017 10:41:00 PM CET

Orrin Hatch said: “Judge Gorsuch’s legal experience is well-known. he has the highest level of professional qualifications including integrity, competence,” External link

CBSnewsMonday, March 20, 2017 8:59:00 PM CET

Orrin Hatch said: "The ABA's unanimous well qualified rating for Judge Gorsuch confirms that he has the highest level of professional qualifications including integrity, competence, and temperament," External link

rttnewsMonday, March 20, 2017 8:09:00 PM CET

Dianne Feinstein said: “I just want to say that I’m deeply disappointed that under these circumstances that we begin our hearing,” External link

ABCnewsMonday, March 20, 2017 4:56:00 PM CET

Mike Lee said: "You come to oral arguments prepared," "You asked fair probing questions that are designed to get at one thing and one thing only, which is what the law says and what the law requires in each individual case, depending on the facts and circumstances of that case. You weren't there to promote a personal agenda or political agenda and you're not there to grandstand" External link

sltribMonday, March 20, 2017 10:41:00 PM CET

Charles Grassley said: "The judge’s job, our nominee says, is to deliver on the promise that ‘all litigants, rich or poor, mighty or meek, will receive equal protection under the law and due process for their grievances,’" External link

bloombergMonday, March 20, 2017 4:50:00 PM CET

Lindsey Graham said: "I'm dying to hear someone over there tell me why [Gorsuch] is not qualified to be sitting here," External link

minnesota-publicradioMonday, March 20, 2017 11:02:00 PM CET

Dianne Feinstein added: “The Supreme Court has the final say on whether a woman will continue to have control over her own body, or whether decisions about her health care will be determined by politicians and the government,” “It decides whether billionaires and large corporations will be able to spend unlimited sums of money to buy elections” External link

voanewsMonday, March 20, 2017 10:34:00 PM CET

Charles Schumer said: “I have deep, deep doubts about him and his judicial demeanor, and the fact that he appears to be a calm, erudite person is not the key issue here,” “There are lot of people like that. It’s what goes into how he decides cases” External link

sentinelsourceMonday, March 20, 2017 5:34:00 PM CET

Charles Grassley said: "In recent months I've heard that 'now more than ever' we need a justice who is independent, and who respects the separation of powers," "Some of my colleagues seem to have rediscovered an appreciation for the need to confine each branch of government to its proper sphere" External link

wfsbMonday, March 20, 2017 7:24:00 PM CET

Patrick Leahy said: "Remember the Judiciary Committee once stood against a court-packing scheme of a Democratic president that would have eroded judicial independence, and that was a proud moment," "Now Republicans on this committee are guilty of their own court-unpacking scheme" External link

clickondetroitMonday, March 20, 2017 6:02:00 PM CET

Erich Pica hopes: “If we don’t use the filibuster now, then what’s the point?” External link

cbs6albanyMonday, March 20, 2017 11:00:00 PM CET

Orrin Hatch said: "Something is seriously wrong when a confirmation process for Supreme Court justice resembles an election campaign for political office," External link

sltribMonday, March 20, 2017 10:41:00 PM CET

John Cornyn said: “I would encourage my colleagues to carefully consider the nominee on the merits and nothing else,” External link

voanewsMonday, March 20, 2017 10:34:00 PM CET

John Roberts said: “That suggests to me that the process is being used for something other than ensuring the qualifications of the nominees,” External link

sentinelsourceMonday, March 20, 2017 5:34:00 PM CET

Charles Schumer said: "Judge Gorsuch may act like a neutral, calm judge but his record and his career clearly show he harbours a right-wing, pro-corporate special interest legal agenda" External link

bbcMonday, March 20, 2017 2:00:00 PM CET

Dick Durbin said: "I don’t recall ever seeing a corporation in the pews of Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago," External link

bloombergMonday, March 20, 2017 8:45:00 PM CET

Charles Grassley says: “separation of powers is just as critical today as it was during the last administration” External link

brownsvilleheraldMonday, March 20, 2017 6:14:00 PM CET

Michael Bennett said: “Disagreeing with a court's decision is acceptable; disparaging a judge is always wrong,” “I have no doubt that, unlike the president, Judge Gorsuch has profound respect for an independent judiciary and the vital role it plays as a check on the executive and legislative branches” External link

dailycameraTuesday, March 21, 2017 2:03:00 AM CET

Dick Durbin said: "I want to hear from you why Mr. Priebus would say that," "Most Americans question whether we need a Supreme Court justice with the vision of Donald Trump" External link

nbcnewsMonday, March 20, 2017 8:06:00 PM CET

Tom Goldstein said: "It would be shocking if Neil Gorsuch wasn't confirmed to the Supreme Court in the coming weeks," External link

nbcnewsMonday, March 20, 2017 10:19:00 AM CET

Paul Collins said (about Donald Trump): “I think you will see questions by senators about President Trump’s attacks on judges, and how Judge Gorsuch feels about that. I think you will have some questions about the immigration ban that is currently being considered,” External link

wwlpMonday, March 20, 2017 7:51:00 PM CET

Jeff Flake said: “In the West we pride ourselves on being a free people,” External link

CBSnewsMonday, March 20, 2017 8:59:00 PM CET

Dianne Feinstein said: “Voting rights. Right to choose. Guns. Corporate dollars in elections. Worker safety. Ability of federal agencies to regulate. All of the environmental issues — water, air” External link

sentinelsourceMonday, March 20, 2017 5:34:00 PM CET

Patrick Leahy said: “Will you allow the government to intrude on Americans’ personal privacy and freedoms? Will you elevate the rights of corporations over those of real people? Will you rubberstamp a president whose administration has asserted that executive power is not subject to judicial review?” External link

news-yahooMonday, March 20, 2017 6:44:00 PM CET

Lindsey Graham said: “now the shoe is on the other foot” External link

eagletribuneMonday, March 20, 2017 9:00:00 PM CET

Leonard Leo said: “His jurisprudence is not about results,” External link

chicagotribuneMonday, March 20, 2017 1:59:00 PM CET

Dick Durbin told: "Your nomination is part of a Republican strategy to capture our judicial branch of government," External link

news-yahooMonday, March 20, 2017 6:44:00 PM CET

Charles Grassley said: "The separation of powers is just as critical today as it was during the last Administration," "And the preservation of our constitutional order—including the separation of powers—is just as crucial to our liberty today as it was when our founding charter was adopted" External link

rttnewsMonday, March 20, 2017 8:09:00 PM CET

Charles Grassley said: "His grasp on the separation of powers, including judicial independence, enlivens his body of work," External link

news-yahooMonday, March 20, 2017 6:44:00 PM CET

Richard Blumenthal said (about Donald Trump): “If you fail to be explicit and forthcoming we have to assume you will pass the Trump litmus test,” External link

dailyjournalTuesday, March 21, 2017 5:20:00 AM CET

Dianne Feinstein said: "I am concerned when I hear that Judge Gorsuch is an originalist and a strict textualist," External link

ABCnewsMonday, March 20, 2017 4:56:00 PM CET

Dick Durbin said (about Reince Priebus): "I want to hear from you why Mr. Priebus would say that," External link

cbs46Monday, March 20, 2017 11:45:00 PM CET

Ted Cruz said: “is not the product just of ordinary Washington political decision-making but rather a presidential election decided by the American people,” External link

sentinelsourceMonday, March 20, 2017 5:34:00 PM CET

Dianne Feinstein said: "For those of us on this side, our job is not to theoretically evaluate this or that legal doctrine, or to review Judge Gorsuch's record in a vacuum," "Our job is to determine whether Judge Gorsuch is a reasonable, mainstream conservative, or is he not" External link

sltribMonday, March 20, 2017 10:41:00 PM CET

Richard Blumenthal said: “You must be clear that your views are not theirs,” External link

CBSnewsMonday, March 20, 2017 8:59:00 PM CET

Richard Blumenthal said: “We are here to judge that record,” External link

CBSnewsMonday, March 20, 2017 8:59:00 PM CET

Lindsey Graham said (about Donald Trump): "If you believe this has been a great plan to get a Trump nominee on the court you had to believe Trump was going to win to begin with. I didn't believe it," "I'm trying to hear someone over there tell me why he's not qualified" External link

CBCTuesday, March 21, 2017 12:51:00 AM CET

Richard Blumenthal said: "The president has gravely undermined it and that is why I believe you have a special responsibility here this week, which is to advocate and defend the independence of our judiciary against those kinds of attacks," "It isn't enough to do it in the privacy of my office or our colleagues behind our closed doors. I really think our system requires and demands that you do it publicly and explicitly and directly" External link

belfasttelegraphMonday, March 20, 2017 8:47:00 PM CET

Lindsey Graham said: "I'm trying to hear someone over there tell me why he's not qualified," External link

cbs46Monday, March 20, 2017 11:45:00 PM CET

Patrick Leahy added (about Merrick Garland): “Now, Republicans are guilty of their own court-unpacking scheme in that their blocking of Merrick Garland was never grounded in principle or precedent,” External link

WashingtonPostMonday, March 20, 2017 5:54:00 PM CET

Leonard Leo said: “an exercise in self-contradiction for the Democrats,” External link

sentinelsourceMonday, March 20, 2017 5:34:00 PM CET

Charles Grassley added: “Fortunately for every American, we have before us today a nominee whose body of professional work is defined by an unfailing commitment to these principles,” External link

straitstimesSGMonday, March 20, 2017 5:32:00 PM CET

Dick Durbin added (about Merrick Garland): “The Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will extend to you a courtesy which Senate Republicans denied to Judge Garland: a respectful hearing and a vote,” External link

voanewsMonday, March 20, 2017 10:34:00 PM CET

Leonard Leo said: “There’ll be an effort to use him as a piñata to jam the president,” External link

sentinelsourceMonday, March 20, 2017 5:34:00 PM CET

Charles Grassley said: “No matter your politics … you should be concerned about the preservation of our constitutional order and the separation of powers,” “And if you are concerned about these things, as you should be, meet Judge Neil Gorsuch. We have before us today a nominee whose body of professional work is defined by an unfailing commitment to these principles” External link

foxnewsMonday, March 20, 2017 7:07:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “Even if people don’t like me, they have to vote for me,” External link

sentinelsourceMonday, March 20, 2017 5:34:00 PM CET

John Cornyn said: "You're not a politician running for election, judge, as you know," "I would encourage my colleagues to carefully consider the nominee on the merits and nothing else" External link

cbs46Monday, March 20, 2017 11:45:00 PM CET

Jay Sekulow said (about Antonin Scalia): "Judge Gorsuch is exceedingly qualified to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia's seat on the Supreme Court," External link

prnewswireMonday, March 20, 2017 4:00:00 PM CET

Wade Henderson said (about Donald Trump): “Though President Trump may disagree, one of the paramount responsibilities of our judiciary is to serve as an independent check on the executive branch,” “Given the unprecedented power grab by this administration, it is imperative that the next Supreme Court justice demonstrate an ability to serve as that check” External link

cbs6albanyMonday, March 20, 2017 11:00:00 PM CET

Patrick Leahy said: “is going to have to establish very much that he’d be independent of any president and that he’s going to uphold the rights of all Americans,” “He’s got a lot of work to do in that regard” External link

sentinelsourceMonday, March 20, 2017 5:34:00 PM CET

Dianne Feinstein said: “I find this originalist judicial philosophy to be really troubling,” “It severely limits the genius of what our Constitution upholds. I firmly believe the American Constitution is a living document intended to evolve as our country evolves” External link

voanewsMonday, March 20, 2017 10:34:00 PM CET

Charles Schumer said: "Judge Gorsuch may sometimes express a lot of sympathy for the less powerful verbally, but when it comes time to rule, when the chips are down, far too often he has sided with the powerful few over everyday Americans trying to get a fair shake," "He has repeatedly sided with insurance companies who wanted to deny disability benefits to employees. In employment discrimination cases, Bloomberg (News) found he has sided with employers 66% of the time ... And on money in politics — the scourge, the poison of our political system, undisclosed dark money — Judge Gorsuch seems to be ... willing to restrict the most common-sense contribution limits" External link

usaTodayMonday, March 20, 2017 3:23:00 PM CET

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