Senate Democrats will face their first real test of strength and party unity as the hearings for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch begin today. The hearing is just the first step in the process of confirmation. There is no doubt that Gorsuch will make it out of the hearing. What remains to be seen is if the Democrats stick together to vote against him in the Senate.
Many in the Democratic party have made it clear that any Senator who votes to confirm Gorsuch will face their wrath. No one has forgotten the Republicans disrespect of Merrick Garland in refusing to even hold hearings after being nominated for the Supreme Court by President Obama.
Gorsuch is a conservative judge who some regard as being to the right of the man he seeks to replace former Justice Antonin Scalia.