Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a speech to explain her opposition of Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Warren said it would be "nuts" to confirm such a nominee while President Trump's 2016 campaign is under investigation. However, the senior Senator from Massachusetts said she would oppose the confirmation of Gorsuch anyway.
From her remarks Tuesday night:
WARREN: Mr. President, it is clear that President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, does not have enough support in the Senate to be confirmed under our rules. When a Supreme Court nominee does not have enough support to be confirmed, the solution is to pick a new nominee. But Republicans in the Senate are threatening to pursue a different path - they are considering breaking the Senate rules to force this nominee onto the Supreme Court anyway.
I'll be honest - I think it's crazy that we are considering confirming a lifetime Trump nominee to the Supreme Court at a moment when the President's campaign is under the cloud of an active, ongoing FBI counterintelligence investigation that could result in indictments and appeals that will go all the way to the Supreme Court-so that Trump's nominee could be the deciding vote on whether Trump or his supporters broke the law and will be held accountable. That is nuts, and I believe we should tap the brakes on any nominee until this investigation is concluded.
But even if none of that were happening, I would still oppose the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch. My objection is based on Judge Gorsuch's record, which I have reviewed in detail.