Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., dragged out his pathetic effort to block Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court and was not successful according to the Washington Examiner.
From their article:
He hoped to demonstrate that Gorsuch is hostile toward workers and cancer patients, and takes the side of “the powerful” and corporations against the “powerless” little guy.
Never mind that in all three cases, one of which was decided unanimously by a three judge panel that included one of former President Bill Clinton’s appointees, Gorsuch scrupulously applied the text of the laws as written by the Congress in which Schumer serves. Schumer just didn’t like the outcomes or, to be more precise, he hopes the outcomes might be sufficiently tear-jerking that they can inflict damage on the judge’s chances of confirmation. He feels pressure from his party’s left wing to make a show of resistance against Gorsuch’s nomination, which seems likely to be smooth sailing.
Schumer’s disingenuous behavior is typical of his treatment of conservative judicial nominations. Fifteen years ago, under a previous Republican administration, he tried to create a religious litmus test for circuit court nominations, using the thinly coded phrase “deeply held personal beliefs” to justify a years-long filibuster against a number of well-qualified judges who deserved much better. Most of those nominees were confirmed when cooler heads prevailed.
Read the rest here.
The Washington Examiner could not have said it better!
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