February 22, 2017

Ripped From The Headlines: Gillibrand’s Gorsuch Confession Will Hurt Her 2020 Chances

The political story of the day is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s comment that Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorusch will certainly be confirmed by the Senate. Additionally, Gillibrand’s gaffe directly contradicts her fellow New York Senator Chuck Schumer’s comment that Gorsuch would have “a very tough row to hoe to get those 60 votes.”

Gillibrand’s statement is especially significant because she’s been so strongly opposed to Cabinet nominations. Many have interpreted Gillibrand’s almost complete opposition to her positioning for 2020. Yet liberal activists are certain to be infuriated by her recent comments.

According to FiveThirtyEight, Senator Gillibrand has the lowest “Trump Score” of any United States Senator, making her even farther to the left than extremists like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The fact that Gillibrand was the only Senator to vote against Secretary Mattis’ nomination, and now she’s saying Gorsuch will be confirmed exposes that Democrats are playing political games with the Supreme Court. See below for more headlines that show how widespread the coverage of Gillibrand’s gaffe is:

Politico: Sen. Gillibrand predicts Gorsuch will be confirmed

The Hill: Dem senator predicts Gorsuch will be confirmed

Washington Free Beacon: Gillibrand Breaks Away From Schumer, Calls for ‘Up-or-Down’ Vote on SCOTUS Nominee

New York Post: Gillibrand thinks Gorsuch will be approved by Senate

Breitbart: Dem Sen Gillibrand: ‘Ultimately’ Gorsuch Will Be Confirmed By the Senate

Fox News: In rare concession, top Dem predicts Gorsuch will be confirmed

Hot Air: Gillibrand: Of course Neil Gorsuch will get confirmed

The Blaze: Dem senator predicts Gorsuch will be confirmed to Supreme Court

The Washington Examiner: Democratic Sen. Gillibrand: Gorsuch ‘will be’ confirmed

Town hall: Endgame: Democratic Senator Admits That Gorsuch Is Probably Going To Be Confirmed

Newsmax: Democratic Sen. Gillibrand: Gorsuch Will Be Confirmed