Ensemble performs songs backing Neil Gorsuch in front of Supreme Court
Public Advocate, a group of young conservatives from Washington, delivered 60,000 petitions to each Judiciary Committee member in support of the judge.
The ensemble sang titles that included: How do you Top a Justice like Scalia to the tune of Maria from The Sound of Music and We’re Gettin Gorsuch as a Justice to the tune of Get Me To The Church On Time from My Fair Lady.
Progressive activists from People for the American Way tried to disrupt them.
Senators appeared at a news conference near the singers.
“If Democrats make the choice to filibuster Judge Gorsuch, it will be a foolish choice,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday to The Dallas Morning News. “It will be a choice driven only by the political fear of incumbent Democrats — fear that their angry political base would primary them.”
The Republicans, with 52 members, are attempting to win over eight votes from Democrats to avoid a filibuster. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said last Thursday that he plans to lead a filibuster of President Donald Trump‘s nominee.
Republican leaders have said they would invoke the “nuclear option” to stop a filibuster. Using this method, Gorsuch and all future nominees would only need 51 votes to be confirmed.