Gorsuch enters high-stakes confirmation hearing after intensive preparation

by FOXNews.com
March 20, 2017

In an isolated area of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex, Judge Neil Gorsuch has spent the past few days being put through the rhetorical ringer. For hours on end, he sat alone at a table, peppered with questions about his personal and professional record, all in an effort to see if he would crack under the pressure.

The informal, but intrusive prep sessions are known as “murder boards” for their intensity, designed to simulate what the 49-year-old nominee to the Supreme Court will face in his Senate confirmation hearing starting Monday.

“He’s a home run, he’s smooth, he’s going to go through great,” said Thomas Dupree, a former Bush deputy assistant attorney general. “The [opposing] senators will take their shots, but I think he’s close to a lock.”

The stakes are enormous, not only for the nominee but also for the man who selected him from a list of 21 potential candidates announced during the presidential campaign. Aides say President Trump hopes a successful confirmation will build momentum for his separate political agenda, and bring a measure of stability and public confidence to what has been a challenging two months in office.

54 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • The Redhawk says:

    Based on whet we have seen and Heard for TWO days from the (D) Anarchy NAZI party of SOROS/Obammy and Clown Schumer at the Hearings ( what a freaking JOKE)….MITCH get the the NUCLEAR OPTION rolled out as the ” EVERYTHING ON THE TABLE” way to get Gorsuch to SCOTUS…The TROLLS will NOT vote for his CONFIRMATION…DROP A PAIR and GET HIM IN!!!!!!

    1. Webb says:

      Without Fail…
      Gorsuch is going to The Supreme Court…

      1. The Redhawk says:

        Gotta get DONE…Amen Brother!!

  • Webb says:

    Senators speeches today on Gorsuch…what a waste of time. Most of America knows both parties opinions of Gorsuch.
    A hearing wasted without coming to a conclusion on Gorsuch…another hearing tomorrow for questions.
    Congress waste tax payers dollars…with time off and doing very little to come to conclusions on anything..☆★☆

    1. Retired says:

      That is their game plan to stall anything and everything Trump proposes and if congress can’t do it they find judges to run interference . People need to remember this in 2018 and 2020 .

      1. The Redhawk says:

        Voters TERM LIMITS … Gotta be Done!

        1. Retired says:

          The public would agree with it except for congress. Raise the retirement and benefits to SS age limits and not before .

    2. The Redhawk says:

      Wasting TIME and MONEY is about all they GET DONE…./and still get paid….NOT a REAL Senator for the USA among the WHOLE (D) ANARCHY party members Professional Political ‘HORES
      Hi Webb I was Knocked out of 1776 for a few….Hope you held the Fort with the Rest of the Patriots!

  • justinwachin says:

    Hopefully this man will be quickly confirmed. Hopefully he will truly live up to the Antonin Scalia legacy once he is on the bench.

    It is likely this will be the first of several opportunities President Trump has to nominate Supreme Court justices. Hopefully we will all still be happy with Justice Gorsuch when it comes time for President Trump to make his next appointment.

  • Tiger says:

    I know that millions of us realize, starkly how close this country came into falling into the pit of Socialism, as Lenin said is the road to Communism. Imagine what it would have been with Hillary in office and the judge she would have selected, already 3 judges have shown their asses and have spoken out against even our Constitution and it is so sad what has become of both parties.

    Hopefully by 2018, when this country is on the road to building and repairing our infrastructure, millions working, ISIS perhaps on the run, immigration from illegals drastically reduced, already 40% less crossings, drugs and gangs taken seriously and ousted etc. then all the boogie men and women in both parties will be voted out of office. Oh and I forgot by then since illegals will be reduced and there is voter ID required in many states etc. they will have lost enough of their base to rid us of them forever.

    1. Anouk says:

      Way to go Tiger! We wish all the best to President Trump to make America great again. 🙂

      1. Tiger says:

        Thank you.

    2. KKmoderate says:

      Here here!

    3. Rodney Steward says:

      I still believe the muslims that have flooded this country will do us major harm before they are taken out, they’ve been told by Obama how to bring us down for 8 years, (power)!

      1. Tiger says:

        They will for sure and that is the reason they were brought here. ISIS already said they don’t worry about attacking in America or Europe because the people don’t understand subversion but Israel is another story.

        1. Rodney Steward says:

          You’re right, with a country full of buttercups and snowflakes, they can’t fathom being overthrown by anyone! These poor little clown don’t have a clue what the gov. has set them up for!!

          1. Tiger says:

            Until Trump is given his Constitutional rights and is allowed to do his duty they are coming.

          2. Rodney Steward says:

            You know as well as I do my Tiger friend, “THEY’RE HERE” and planning!

          3. Tiger says:

            I do and I have no doubts. The military told us 30,000 here potential terrorists, FBI and CIA along with Homeland Security told us they are here, spread all over our country.

          4. Nancy D says:

            The buttercups and snowflakes have been spoon fed the idea that an all powerful government will create a utopia for all. The only utopia would be for those in power. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    4. Glenda Jordan says:

      Love your optimism in this post Tiger…I should of stopped here but as I continued to read the thread the dark reality caused by satan’s helpers smacked me again.

      1. Tiger says:

        You want dark you ought to be listening to these hearings with Comey, Lord help Trump the man has turned on him and insinuated ties to Russia and all and one on our side asked him, how is it that Clapper said there were no ties and you now put a cloud over it.

        1. Glenda Jordan says:

          I was able to listen to some (grand baby sick & miserable). What I did hear just gets me heated anyway so it’s just as well I don’t listen. Something ’bout Comey I never liked…going back several years just thought he looked like a sneak. I pinned Ryan same way for the beady eyed snake he is! Trump is ’round these people so I’m sure he knows/learning their character…I assumed it was the “keep the enemies closer” thingee…guess we will see.

          1. Tiger says:

            Sorry for the grand baby being sick I have one that is very sick seems like she just gets everything, she worries me. Hope things get better soon.

          2. Glenda Jordan says:

            Thanks Tiger. Yes sometimes it seems ongoing…here it’s been one thing after another since Fifth Disease in Nov. I think it might be worse for us Grammas though…as the kids bounce back but we remain frazzled lol

          3. Tiger says:

            My dear indeed we suffer and we worry and we ponder and we are troubles but we are there. It is so much worse to work and worry, been there done that. XXOO

          4. Tiger says:

            Some good new today, Trump sent his DOJ with documents proving Obama wiretapped him to the committee investigating it.


          5. Glenda Jordan says:

            Strange I’m unable to access anything 1776…keeps coming up “website may be under maintenance”….anyway, I read article through link you post-interesting and I notice it is dated the 19th. Which has me wonder now about yesterday (20th) and Comey….did he get played cause Trump suspected what might go down?? Off to find more info-thanks Tiger-can always count on you to pass important info along.

          6. Tiger says:

            Welcome let me try to find an article that will go through.

          7. Tiger says:

            zerohedge.com did an interesting article on O’s wiretapping and this was part of it.

            In Chapter 36 of Title 50 of the US Code *War and National Defense”, Subchapter 1, Section 1802, we read the following:

            (1) Notwithstanding
            any other law, the President, through the Attorney General, may
            authorize electronic surveillance without a court order under
            this subchapter to acquire foreign intelligence information for periods
            of up to one year if the Attorney General certifies in writing under
            oath that—

            (A) the electronic surveillance is solely directed at—
            the acquisition of the contents of communications transmitted by means
            of communications used exclusively between or among foreign powers, as
            defined in section 1801(a)(1), (2), or (3) of this title; or
            (ii) the
            acquisition of technical intelligence, other than the spoken
            communications of individuals, from property or premises under the open
            and exclusive control of a foreign power, as defined in section
            1801(a)(1), (2), or (3) of this title;

            (B) there is no substantial
            likelihood that the surveillance will acquire the contents of any
            communication to which a United States person is a party; and

            (C) the proposed
            minimization procedures with respect to such surveillance meet the
            definition of minimization procedures under section 1801(h) of this
            title; and
            if the Attorney General reports such minimization
            procedures and any changes thereto to the House Permanent Select
            Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on
            Intelligence at least thirty days prior to their effective date, unless
            the Attorney General determines immediate action is required and
            notifies the committees immediately of such minimization procedures and
            the reason for their becoming effective immediately.

            While (B) seems to contradict the underlying permissive nature of
            Section 1802 as it involves a United States person, what the Snowden
            affair has demonstrated all too clearly, is how frequently the NSA and
            FISA court would make US citizens collateral damage. To be sure, many
            pointed out the fact that Fox News correspondent James Rosen was notoriously wiretapped in 2013 when the DOJ was investigating government leaks. The Associated Press was also infamously wiretapped in relation to the same investigation.

          8. Glenda Jordan says:

            Just reread…went through it quickly earlier. This says it all and very clearly! Hmmmm haven’t heard of Lynch lately…that B laying low somewhere.

          9. Tiger says:

            They say she moved into O’s mansion. Unbelievable he has his whole crew with him and no wife or children seen with him lately, went to Hawaii alone also. Would love to see that compound treated like the Davidians were.

          10. Glenda Jordan says:

            Really!? I had heard jarrett and few other low profile players moved in there but I hadn’t heard nothing ’bout lynch…assumed she was laying low on an island somewhere sipping umbrella drinks-thanks to soros for her part of a job well done.

          11. Tiger says:

            We will see what happens to all of them. Gowdy put Comey to the ropes at the hearing asking him straight out if the people he named were the ones capable of having this information that was leaked and Comey said yes. Take a look you will enjoy it. Bottom line the only ones who could be possible for important leaks are O and his Crew of Badasses.


          12. Tiger says:

            The Left need new PR. Hey terrorist attack on London Bridge just now and all Central area shutdown. Another car running people down, jumping out and stabbing people.

            Got to get rid of these people.

          13. Glenda Jordan says:

            Yes been watching on/off since it happened this morn (our time). Not to seem lacking compassion but if only these victims were the liberal/progs (or relatives of) that welcome these loons into their country…it’s like the only thing that may “hit home” w/them to realize the madness they favor.But for naught…the victims will again be the innocent going ’bout their biz! I say “round ’em up…one and all and send them back where they came!” Time to get tough because it will not end-this is just beginning.

          14. Tiger says:

            Glenda I just said almost the exact same thing in a post. If the guy would have made it into Parliament and sliced and diced 12 members, actually 20 people they say with catastrophic wounds injured by the running over and four dead.

            It is insanity and I have a liberal telling me now he has law degrees in everything and don’t I know the difference between a religion and a nationality? He insists Trump’s ban is religious. I said a Muslim is someone who practices Islam and they are of every nationality. So what he is proposing is any people from any country of any nationality can be banned except Muslims. Unbelievable. This is why we will have a huge attack sooner than later.

          15. Glenda Jordan says:

            We think alike! Islam is an ideology and I get so heated talking/listening to the lefty progs that want to make “nice” w/ this idiocy! At this point it don’t matter to me if they want to call it a religious ban-so it will be! I will call it a religion and shout “BAN ‘EM!!” The church of Satan say they are a religion…ban them freaks also! All this evil is what got us where we are today…no one wants to comprehend that but instead proclaim “freedom of religion”. Common sense says some things are acceptable and some NOT.

          16. Tiger says:

            You are one Wild Cat girl, love it. We might be sisters somewhere along the line.

          17. Tiger says:

            Here is another good article on all the people O wiretapped. He hates Trump and called him horrible things when he went on the road with Hillary. If there were or is anyway he can get Trump Impeached or out of office he will do it.


          18. Glenda Jordan says:

            Thanks Tiger-I’m posting now from 1776…first I’ve been able to reach the site all day. I replied to you earlier from DISQUS though another site. I have no doubt that punk boybarry wiretapped Trump or anyone else…he thinks he’s slick but as shit crashes ’round him he’s soon to be crushed! I read on DML website that Judge N (forgot his name) that was a regular on Fox has been suspended from appearances. I watched the day he said barry went through a British spy agency therefore bypass any dealing w/ US court etc. Judge N is a man of integrity and extremely credible-he knew something these powers that be didn’t like him discussing on tv!! Lot of shit hitting the fan!! Thanks again! xo

          19. Tiger says:

            Hi Glenda you are welcome. I also hear Judge Nepolitano say this and I had already read that in news on the net from other sources. He told the truth but it embarrassed the British so they had to shut him up.

            If you didn’t see the Firing Squad that was all about taking Trump out in the Comey hearings, Gowdy and only one or two others fought back and put the doubt in the minds of all watching that anything Comey said was fact by naming the only people who could possibly have had the information that came out in all the leaks.

          20. Glenda Jordan says:

            Ahhhh Nepolitano…knew it started w/ N just couldn’t think quick ‘nuf and I posted from work last night when I had lil’ down x. I’ve been trying to watch as much as possible to stay informed between work and upholding a promise to my oldest gdaughter (lol how I get myself into these things) reason I feel I only get cat naps these days. Thanks for the link going to take a look now.

    5. Retired says:

      Voter ID with proof of Citizen ship should come out of congress as a federal law and strictly enforced.. States that do not conform lose Federal dollars . End of Problem.

      1. Tiger says:

        So simple amen.

        1. The Redhawk says:

          TOO Simple for the KNUCKLE HEADS of the CONGRESS and IDIOTS at large to Comprehending…can you Imagine a FAUXAHONTA, FREAKY FRANKEN< UPCHUCK and AIR head " COMPREHENDING" common Sense??? even in their NON MYDOL DAYS??

          1. Tiger says:

            Funny is the conversation between idiots like the one’s you mention and the Judge Gosuch. LOLOL

          2. The Redhawk says:

            THe Ones in NEED of Mydol besides FEIN STAIN are Franken, the FAUX marine, whitehause, Leahy, Daffy Durbin,

            IN total ALL of the Anarchists which seem to be on ‘THAT WEEK OF THE MONTH” which in Their case LASTS FOR YEARS

  • Jmanjo says:

    The problem area is that the Dems, according to NBC, are mad because the Republicans didn’t allow Obama’s selection to move forward last year. The ploy was first used by the Dems against a Bush selection but the Dems never remember the stuff they did TO others just what gets done to THEM! The great divide in the nation is because Dems are bullies hell bent on having their idiotic way so they can profit from the events! They all need to be voted out!

    1. Tiger says:

      I am beginning to see that it isn’t the thinking Democrats, there are some left, they come forward all the time and they realize their party taken over by Progressive/Communists, it is the armies of very “Stupid” people, who when questioned many times didn’t even vote, they are just out there because they are paid, they have revealed that also and just by looking at what they are wearing etc they are the misfits in America. They are not docs, nurses, or professional people, save a few radical professors nor are they blue collar workers or any kind of working people, they are basement dwellers.

      I believe as Trump continues to go the path he promised, brings jobs and wealth back to America and we along with others, defeat ISIS then they will eventually dry up and blow away. Plus there is a request by many congressmen/women to investigate Soros for the money his organization received from the tax payers, via Obama and used it to interfere in foreign elections. If Trump can dump Hillary, Obama and Soros before 2020 we will be getting clean and whole again.

      1. Janthony132 says:

        Amen, and Amen! Let the truth reach the nation and get us united and move forward.

        1. Tiger says:

          My personal belief, like I said watching these protestors that we will eventually come together as one people with reconcilable differences. It is important that we do. My neighbor an RN like me, was a flaming liberal until we began talking and he looked closely into what O was doing. He now owns guns and he is an Independent like me.

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