Watch Live: Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch
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Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, was set to face senators Monday.
Gorsuch was nominated Feb. 1, and despite his stellar record, which includes a Harvard law degree and a decade on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, he could face a tough confirmation battle. Senate Democrats have signaled that they will use whatever procedural means are available to try and stop Gorsuch from being name to the high court. "It's important Democrats and Republicans not roll over on this pick," said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the left-leaning Constitutional Accountability Center. "The American people want their justices to be an independent check even to the president nominating you, to follow the Constitution, not their own political values." "It's important Democrats and Republicans not roll over on this pick." - Elizabeth Wydra, Constitutional Accountability Center. The stakes are enormous, not only for the nominee but also for Trump, who selected him from a list of 21 potential candidates announced during the presidential campaign.