Gorsuch handled both friendly questions from Republicans and probing queries from Democrats the same way, keeping what he called a ‘rigid neutrality.’
Since Scalia’s death, the court has split 4 to 4 on several cases. Gorsuch’s confirmation would generally restore the court’s 5-4 conservative tilt.
Resistance to independent oversight is commonplace among state and local officials in both parties
This is in line with the standoffish relations Obama has had with members of Congress, even with Democrats.
They’re 3 of 20 pols who will be representing Illinois in the 115th Congress.