The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling on the SCOTUS nomination
Posted On July 24, 2021
The Latest news on Supreme Court nomination The Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments in two weeks about the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the high court.
But in the meantime, Senate Republicans have vowed to block Gorsuch, and Democrats have pledged to block any nominee who might contradict their party’s views on abortion.
Trump has promised to appoint a pro-life Supreme Court justice to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat if confirmed, and he’s even proposed blocking a Supreme Court nominee if his party is in control.
“If I win, I’m going to appoint pro-lifers, and I’m also going to say, you know what, I want you to be on the court,” Trump told supporters at a rally in Wisconsin last month.
“So if you’re pro-choice, you’re going to be in that court,” he said.
Trump and Democrats, who control the Senate, have threatened to filibuster any nominee if Republicans win the White House.
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have said they will filibuster Gorsuch if confirmed.
The Supreme Court could not be reached for comment.
The panel is scheduled to meet in a closed-door session, and the hearing is expected at some point Thursday afternoon.