March 20, 2017
At the same time as the much more intense Russian hearing, Judge Gorsuch is going through confirmation.
Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing for a seat on the Supreme Court began Monday morning, giving President Trump his first chance to make a lasting imprint on the federal judiciary — and Republicans a fresh test to work their will now that they control all of Washington’s levers of power.
Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge from Colorado, was promoted by conservative legal activists because of his sterling credentials, a decade of right-of-center rulings and his allegiance to the same brand of constitutional interpretation employed by the late justice he would replace, Antonin Scalia.
“This is quite a lot different than the last time I was here,” Gorsuch joked as he introduced his family to the committee, contrasting the large crowd seated behind him in the hearing room with that at a far less-controversial hearing in 2006 for him to serve on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Republicans are in lockstep with Gorsuch, believing he will restore the Supreme Court’s conservative tilt.
Democrats are trying to Jew him – but for no conceivable reason.
Democratic lawmakers are being put on notice: Vote to put Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court and you put your political future at risk.
In February, nine Democratic senators publicly committed to holding a floor vote on Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, almost assuring his confirmation.
But there is still time to change their minds. Liberal advocacy groups are scrambling to push back against those lawmakers, and others, ahead of Monday’s hearingbefore the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Last week, eleven progressive advocacy organizations led by NARAL Pro-Choice America, a large activist group, sent a letter to every Democratic Senators urging them to defeat the Gorsuch nomination.
They let lawmakers on the left know they don’t think they are doing a good enough job in blocking Gorsuch.
The letter states, in part, “Democrats have failed to demonstrate a strong, unified resistance to this nominee despite the fact that he is an ultra-conservative jurist who will undermine our basic freedoms and threaten the independence of the federal judiciary. We need you to do better.”
On The People’s Defense website Murshed Zaheed, political director of CREDO, which boasts a network of five million activists, states “A Democratic vote to turn the Supreme Court over to Donald Trump and extremist Republicans would be a vote against women, people of color, Muslims, immigrants, workers and the environment. With Roe v. Wade hanging in the balance any Democrat who votes to advance Gorsuch’s nomination will permanently damage his or her political career, just like Sec. Clinton did when she voted for the Iraq war.”
Adam Green, co-founder of Progressive Change Campaign Committee wrote “The surest way for Democrats to lose tough general elections in 2018 is to betray the public at this moment.”
A judge is supposed to be an impartial interpretor of the law. Not a political figure.
This is a problem for the Jews, because the US Constitution is a problem for the Jews.
But trying to explain it is very difficult, as they basically have to say “we want SCOTUS judges who will change the meaning of the Constitution.”
Anyway, I’m not worried at all about Gorsuch. This is going to be fine. And it will make the Democrats look even more pathetic and petty.