U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced Sunday she will oppose the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court.

“The real focus and the real heart of this decision lies in the struggles that working families, women, differently-abled, people of color, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, students, seniors, and our native peoples face every day,” Hirino said in a press release. “These are the everyday Americans who will be impacted by the decisions a Justice Gorsuch would make.”

Hirono continued:

“The central question for me in looking at Judge Gorsuch and his record, in listening carefully through three days of hearings is whether he would be a Justice for all, or only a Justice for some. I do not believe Judge Gorsuch meets this test. 

“I will oppose his nomination, and I will oppose it every step of the way. I urge my colleagues to do the same. This is simply too important for the future of America and its values.”

The Senate vote on Gorsuch is in flux.

The Hill reported Sunday that Democrats are delaying for one week an initial committee vote on Gorsuch.

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has also called for his colleagues to filibuster the nomination.

It takes 60 votes to confirm Gorsuch; Democrats have 46 members and rely on two independents.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could choose to have the Republican-controlled chamber “go nuclear,” that is, change the rules to require a simple majority vote.

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