A former law clerk for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch called for an end to Senate Democrats' "confirmation wars" over President Trump's nominees to the various cabinet offices.

Matt Owen said it would be a "real shame" if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had to change Senate rules and institute the 'nuclear option' to confirm Gorsuch.


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He called Gorsuch's nomination is an opportunity "to call an end to escalation of confirmation wars", since the Colorado judge was unanimously confirmed by the Senate; which included several Democrats still in the body; ten years ago.

"[Gorsuch] has a well-earned reputation for following the law without thinking about who it will favor," Owen said, in response to several Democrats like Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) who voiced concern that the judge will exhibit a partisan bent on the bench

The seat left vacant by Justice Antonin Scalia after his passing in 2016 can "not stay open forever," he said.

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