The Supreme Court nomination process has been full of vitriol and divisiveness. President Obama’s nominee never even made it through the process. Now Neil Gorsuch is undertaking his hearings to prepare for the vote on his nomination. In the political air of today it is bound to be a heated hearing. Senator Ted Cruz is already throwing down with Democrats over the hearings.
Senator Cruz pointed out the blatant hypocrisy of the left when he said,
“Some Democrats slandered Judge Gorsuch, as being, ‘against the little guy,’ because he has dared to rule based on the law, the law that Congress has passed, and not on the specific identity of the specific litigants appearing before him. This is absurd. Many of these same critics have spent the last eight years attacking the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic charity of nuns for having the audacity to live according to their deeply held religious beliefs.
You really need to take a long look in the mirror if one day you find yourself attacking nuns, attacking the Little Sisters of the Poor, and the next day you find yourself orating on the need to protect the little guy. A judge’s job is not to protect the little guy or the big guy, a judge swears an oath to uphold the constitution and to follow the law fairly and impartially for every litigant, little or big.
In the past weeks as well, some of my Democratic colleagues have questioned Judge Gorsuch’s independence, and suggested that he needs to answer questions about the actions and statements and even the tweets of the president who appointed him. I would ask, was Justice Ginsburg or Justice Breyer, asked about the sexual harassment that had been filed against president Clinton by Paula Jones. No, neither was asked about that lawsuit.
Was Justice Kagan asked about President Obama’s incendiary comments at the State of the Union attacking the Supreme Court for a decision he disagree with? No of course not. Those questions were not asked because they were inappropriate political questions that have nothing to do with the record of the nominee before this committee.”
Senate Democrats have threatened to filibuster over various issues and the possibility of them doing it with this nomination still remains a slight possibility. But Gorsuch’s nomination has been far less controversial than other nominations such as Betsy DeVos, Scott Pruit, and Jeff Sessions. Massive pushback would be surprising.
Nothing is better than watching liberals be called out on their blatant double standards and hypocrisy.
Conservatives love Gorsuch for his constitutionalist approach to the law. Unlike his liberal colleagues he does not view our founding Constitution as a living, breathing document but one that should be interpreted as it was written. Which is something we all love about him.