This is what we need, if we want to see men like Neil Gorsuch make it through confirmation hearings: solid endorsements from men like Senator Ted Cruz.

Notably, Senator Cruz pointed out that a decade ago, Gorsuch was confirmed for the Federal Court of Appeals and he was apparently fine with the same Democrats who are attacking him, now.

Are there different standards of competence and fitness to wear the robe, in the eyes of Democrats?

Senator Mike Lee suggested that Gorsuch would get the 60 votes needed for confirmation.

You can watch all of Senator Cruz’s opening statement below.