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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Senator Schumer on Judge Gorsuch

For John, BLUFAfter Mr Gorsuch, someone the Democrats see as worse?  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From Reason and the keyboard of Mr David Harsanyi, 17 March 2017.

If Democrats want to filibuster President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, they're entitled to do it.  In fact, Democrats are free to try and stop federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation for any reason they desire, whether ideological or personal, or even no particular reason at all.  There is nothing in the Constitution that compels senators to vote on judicial nominees the president forwards.

Make no mistake, though: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) now opposes a potential SCOTUS justice because he promises to be impartial when upholding the Constitution.

Since Gorsuch's confirmation hearing starts Monday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and opponents have found "little to latch onto," according to Politico (which means they've found nothing to spin into accusations of misogyny or racism), Schumer and his allies have launched a ham-fisted effort to paint Gorsuch as a corporate stooge.

To quote Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds:
Schumer’s a putz.
The thing about Yiddish is that if you use a Yiddish word it isn't the same as using the equivalent basic Anglo-Saxon word, which would be seen as offensive.

Oh, and Professor Reynolds is correct.

And to quote President Trump talking to Mr Jesse Watters:

"Chuck I'm very disappointed in, because he's a guy who should make deals for the people.  Not as a Democrat or Republican," said Trump.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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