Montana’s Democratic U.S. senator Jon Tester declared his intention Sunday to vote against President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch – and will support Senate Democratic leadership’s stance that Gorsuch needs the traditional 60 votes to gain confirmation.  KTVQ.com reported on Tester’s telephone conference with Montana media outlets.  Speaking from his farm in Big Sandy, he said he couldn’t support the judge’s record on individual privacy and the rights of corporations over individual citizens.

 

Tester said he felt Gorsuch would support more government interference in people’s private lives, including women’s health care.  TV ads paid for by three conservative groups didn’t appear to influence Tester’s decision.  He also said he wasn’t concerned about how the vote might affect his 2018 re-election campaign.  The Chamber of Commerce, some Native American tribes and business interests have endorsed the confirmation of Gorsuch.