Despite focused conservative opposition, there were bipartisan calls to confirm Hurwitz quickly — with Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl asserting that Hurwitz will let the law be his guide.
“This is a nominee that I not only gladly vote ‘Yes’ on, but I frankly ask my colleagues to vote ‘Yes’ because I absolutely, totally believe that he will decide cases based on the merits of the case, the facts of the law, not on the politics,” The Hill reported Kyl said.
According to Life News, one Democrat voted with Republicans — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin — while eight Republicans voted to end the filibuster: Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Maine Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins.
While Hurwitz will inevitably be confirmed, Lee explained that the issue is not finished, and that he and others will continue to promote the sanctity of life and confront judicial activism.
Hurwitz will fill the seat vacated by Judge Mary Schroeder.
Update: The Senate confirmed Hurwitz Tuesday.