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Republicans Rally For Gorsuch At Ohio Statehouse

Erik Farley, Columbus
Jo Ingles
Erik Farley, Columbus

About two dozen Ohio Republicans who support President Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court took their message to the Statehouse earlier today.

Columbus resident Erik Farley held a sign that read, “Gorsuch, Trump, Pence – make America and SCOTUS great again.” Farley says Gorsuch is a fair jurist.

“When I heard him say he personally dislikes half of his rulings, I thought, there’s a guy who is doing the job.”

Democrats opposed Gorsuch, but in the end, he will likely be confirmed by the U.S. Senate with a rule change known as the “nuclear option.” Because the Senate couldn’t get a large enough vote margin, it voted to do away with filibusters in the future and will allow justices to be confirmed with only a simple majority vote.

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.