Senator Joe Manchin will now vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to be the ninth justice Supreme Court.
This is huge.
Here is Joe Manchin’s statement:
“Senators have a constitutional obligation to advice (sic) and consent on a nominee to fill this Supreme Court vacancy and, simply put, we have a responsibility to do our jobs as elected officials,” Manchin said in a statement Thursday. “I will vote to confirm him to be the ninth justice on the Supreme Court.”
BREAKING UPDATE: Now, Heidi Heitkamp is going to support Gorsuch for nomination as well. She is a Democrat from North Dakota.
Here is her video statement:
Here is what Heidi Heitkamp said:
“After doing my due diligence by meeting with Judge Gorsuch and reviewing his record and testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, I’ve decided to vote in favor of his confirmation. He has a record as a balanced, meticulous, and well-respected jurist who understands the rule of law,” she said in a statement.