Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Judge Neil Gorsuch's testimony during his Supreme Court nomination hearing should create a dilemma for anyone considering opposing him.
The hearing on Gorsuch's nomination ended Thursday, and Grassley said the federal appeals judge proved he "has a command of the law, an independent voice and a deep sense of humility."
"His testimony, and the testimony of those who actually know him should create a dilemma for anybody who is desperate for a reason to vote no, because if you're voting on qualifications and not politics, you'd vote yes," Grassley said. "If you'd filibuster Judge Gorsuch, it's obvious you'd filibuster anybody."
Democrats moved closer to filibustering Gorsuch on Thursday, when Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed his intention to force Gorsuch to receive 60 votes for confirmation.
Grassley set the Judiciary Committee's vote on Gorsuch's nomination for April 3.