In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I reported on Sen. Angus King’s announcement that he will oppose Neil Gorsuch‘s elevation to the Supreme Court.
The senator’s statement was a long, detailed, and hard hitting brief against President Trump’s nominee, who he believes will try to return American jurisprudence to its “pre-1935” state, when there were far fewer protections for ordinary people against what we would now call the one percent. Given that King is a pro-business Independent — and a lawyer by profession — it’s a pretty strong rebuke. It also means Maine’s Senators are splitting on the issue, as Republican Susan Collins is supporting the nominee.
Details in the story.