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Cardin, Van Hollen opposed to Gorsuch but divided on filibuster

Cardin, Van Hollen opposed to Gorsuch but divided on filibuster

Maryland's two Democratic senators said Tuesday they will oppose President Donald Trump's nominee to serve on the Supreme Court, but they took a different approach on how far they would go to try to stop his confirmation.

Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen said in separate statements that Judge Neil Gorsuch falls outside of the judicial mainstream and questioned his ability to separate his political and legal views. Van Hollen went further, saying Gorsuch should be held to a 60-vote standard in order to be seated on the court.

Democratic leaders announced last week that they will filibuster Gorsuch. The discussion is now focused on whether Republicans can pull together...

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