>> That the testimony you're about to give to the->> Day two of Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, who faces 30 minutes of questioning from each of the Senate Judiciary Committee's 20 members. Reuters legal correspondent, Lawrence Hurley.>> There's gonna be a lot more drama on Tuesday.
This is where the kinda rubber hits the road, where Senators actually get to kind of grill Gorsuch.>> Democrats pressing the conservative judge on issues ranging from abortion, to gun control, to his favorable rulings for corporations. And perhaps force him to say something about this guy.>> Merrick Garland.
>> Judge Garland.>> Chief Judge Merrick Garland.>> Gorsuch not having mentioned President Obama's pick for the high court at all in his opening remarks Monday, despite the palpable resentment from Democrats that Garland was denied a hearings process. Trump's Supreme Court choice also likely to keep stressing his independence from the president, his overarching theme on Monday.
Perhaps especially in light of FBI Director James Comey's disclosure of the ongoing investigation into Trump's ties with Russia, and what that might entail, as pointed out by Senator Richard Blumenthal.>> The possibility of the Supreme Court needing to enforce a subpoena against the president is no longer idle speculation.
Gorsuch's hearings expected to continue until at least Wednesday night, with the Senate Judiciary Committee voting on his nomination April 3rd.