Sen. Patty Murray on why she joined the filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

As Senate Republicans used the “nuclear option” Thursday to set Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation in motion, a top Democrat defended the minority party’s decision to filibuster President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the No. 3 Senate Democrat, told PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff that it was important for the party to take a stand in the fight over Gorsuch’s nomination.

“Someone’s judgment and their beliefs, in terms of protecting people’s rights...

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