Democrats force one-week delay in committee vote over Gorsuch

Trump Supreme Court pick still on track for confirmation

Neil Gorsuch
In this March 21, 2017 photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch smiles on Capitol Hill in Washington, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have forced a one-week delay for the Senate Judiciary Committee vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

Judge Neil Gorsuch is still on track for confirmation, with solid backing from the Republican majority.

Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Monday announced the delay that was requested by Democrats.

Any member of the committee can move to delay panel business and it is frequent practice. The committee will now vote on Gorsuch’s nomination April 3.

At least 15 Democrats and independents, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have announced their opposition to the Denver-based appeals court judge. They argue that Gorsuch has ruled too often against workers and in favor of corporations.

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