Charles Krauthammer said he was "surprised" by the Democrats' overwhelming support for a filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation vote.

"I'm surprised because it makes no sense," Krauthammer said, adding that the party is suffering from "Trump Derangement Syndrome."


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He called the Democrats' actions in that regard "totally illogical" because Gorsuch's confirmation would not change the 5-4 makeup of the court in favor of right-leaning justices.

Krauthammer said Democrats are using up precious political "ammunition" to fight Gorsuch that would be better used for the next Supreme Court nominee.

He said that if Justices Ginsburg, 84, Kennedy, 80, or Breyer, 78, decide to retire, their departure under the Trump administration would likely result in a 6-4 lean to the right on the bench.

Krauthammer said Democrats are afraid of their base holding raucous rallies at their homes or being primaried from their left in 2018 and beyond.

"If this is the first partisan filibuster, it will be the last," he added.


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