2 Democratic Senators Buck Party To Support Gorsuch

Law360, Washington (March 30, 2017, 6:45 PM EDT) -- Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch is set to receive at least two Democrats’ support to confirm him to the Supreme Court when the Senate votes next week, as two senators on Thursday said that they will buck their party’s efforts to block the would-be justice.

Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., both moderates who face re-election next year in states that President Donald Trump won last year, announced on Thursday that they will not participate in an effort lead by minority leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York to filibuster Judge Gorsuch’s nomination and would also support him in...

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