— The Supreme Court nominee that Donald Trump nominated for a lifetime seat in the nation’s highest court is likely to face a hostile Senate confirmation hearing from the left.
Senators are likely to grill Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch about whether he is a “friend of Israel,” according to The Associated Press, a news outlet that has been tracking his nomination.
Gorsuch, a conservative, will replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was appointed to the high court by President Bill Clinton.
Trump has said he would consider appointing a woman to the court.
His nomination is also likely to spark controversy.
Gorsuch is an ardent supporter of Israel, and during his confirmation hearing, Democrats asked the nominee about the state of Israel’s relationship with the United States and what the relationship means for the United Nations.
Gensuch has been outspoken in his opposition to Israel and his opposition of the Paris climate agreement.
He is also a critic of the Iran nuclear deal, which he called “the worst deal ever.”
He is not the first Supreme Court judge to face hostile questioning.
In December, former Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah questioned Gorsuch’s record on Israel.
Gorsuch responded by saying, “I am opposed to settlements.”