Updated: March 21, 2017 8:35 AM ET | Originally published: March 20, 2017 10:12 AM EDT

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump‘s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, is facing the Senate this week.

On the first day of his confirmation hearing Monday, Gorsuch defended his judicial record, preempting attacks by Democrats who accused him of being insensitive to the human side of his cases. Gorsuch will face questioning from Democratic Senators on Tuesday.

While Gorsuch’s nomination has received some bipartisan support, Trump’s pick is sure to be met with fire from Democrats who are both eager to parse out his political positions and still upset by Republicans’ refusal to give President Barack Obama’s pick for the seat a hearing last year.

The hearings continue Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. E.T. You can watch it live above.

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