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Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Baldwin To Oppose Gorsuch

Baldwin: Gorsuch Not Baldwin says Gorsuch 'Mainstream' Enough For Bipartisan Support

Tammy Baldwin
Sen. Tammy Baldwin introduced legislation aimed at stopping the Trump administration from closing federal job training centers. Alex Brandon/AP Photo

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says she will vote against President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Baldwin said in a statement Thursday that she will not back Judge Neil Gorsuch for the vacancy created last year by the death of Antonin Scalia.

Baldwin says Gorsuch is not “mainstream” enough to get bipartisan support. Baldwin says she is particularly concerned with Gorsuch’s rulings “against disabled students, against workers, and against women’s reproductive health care.”

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Democrats are insisting that Gorsuch get 60 votes of support in the 100-member Senate, saying that would make it clear that Gorsuch is mainstream enough to be confirmed.

Republicans are accusing Baldwin of being a hypocrite since she had urged the Senate last year to quickly fill the vacancy.