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Neil Gorsuch hearings turning into 'partisan battle'

Houston Matters talked to Mark Jones, fellow in political science, on Wednesday about the ongoing Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

"We're seeing this build into a partisan battle, and that's good for Gorsuch in that it's very difficult for Democrats to block someone based on pure partisanship," Jones said.

Listen to the full interview below.