Fed up with the long confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) took to CNN to declare that the GOP will make sure that Gorsuch gets confirmed to the high court.
“Look, we’re going to get Gorsuch confirmed,” Lee said. “This is a good judge; this is a judge who interprets the law based on what it says versus what he might wish it would say, and we intend to get him confirmed. We will get him confirmed one way or another.”
When the anchor pressed him – over and over – on whether “one way or another” meant using “the nuclear option,” Lee stood his ground.
“Yeah, look, there are a number of routes this thing could take, and I believe he will be confirmed at the end of this,” Lee said. “I’m not exactly sure what procedural route, but he’s going to be confirmed.”
Good for Mike Lee for not falling into the interviewer’s trap of insisting on the nuclear option and for standing firm with Gorsuch. I believe we can take Lee at his word – as “Sooper Mexican” put it over at The Right Scoop, “Mike Lee is not the kind of dude to lie about this stuff.”