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Democrats must make the Gorsuch hearings about Trump's contempt for our democracy

Mar 20, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court got underway today, and one thing is already clear: As this process unfolds, Democrats need to hammer away at Gorsuch to reveal his views on judicial independence. Doing this requires a focus on President Trump's unprecedented attacks on the judiciary and, more generally, his relentless undermining of our democracy.

Trump's authoritarian tendencies demand this approach, and the st...