Senate Democrats are playing with fire by not coming out and giving Neil Gorsuch the votes he needs to be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court.
A reporter for the New York Times, Jeremy Peters, appeared on MSNBC on Monday and laid out the potential consequences of the Democrats not playing ball with the Republicans.
NTK Network reported:
“And now the next one, we know, he will have carte blanche,” Peters said. “He could say, ‘You know what? I’m going to nominate Ted Cruz, Democrats, because you screwed around with me last time. You tried to block my nominee who by all accounts did very well in his confirmation hearings, has unquestionable qualifications.’”
Peters said that Democrats’ resistance to Gorsuch was “short-sighted” due to this fact.
He also criticized Democrats for doing away with the filibuster in 2013 for judicial appointments and said they only had themselves to blame for the current situation.
“When the Democrats changed that rule in 2013, they opened the door for this to happen,” Peters said.
If Ted Cruz is ever selected to the United States Supreme Court he could go down as one of the best Justices in Supreme Court history.
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