Democrats: Give Gorsuch vetting, hearing, up-or-down vote

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Author(s) San Francisco Chronicle editorial board
Source San Francisco Chronicle
Date January 31, 2017
Quotes-start.png Senate Democrats have a right, indeed an obligation, to aggressively scrutinize Trump’s selection. The next justice would have a profound effect on the direction of everything from gay rights and abortion to guns and free speech, environmental protection to corporate clout. Let the extreme vetting begin. But, in the end, Senate Democrats should fulfill their role of “advise and consent” by giving Gorsuch what Garland never received from Republicans: a fair hearing and an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor. Quotes-end.png

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This item takes a mixed stance on the position Gorsuch should be confirmed on the topic Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination.