Nasty Democratic Senator Al Franken questioned the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s understanding of the Constitution on Monday during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.
The Free Beacon reported: Franken began his line of questioning to Gorsuch by discussing Trump’s “litmus test” for his Supreme Court nominee.
“In fact, he openly discussed his litmus test. He said that he would ‘appoint judges very much in the mold of Scalia’ during the final presidential debate,” Franken said. “Then-candidate Trump said, ‘The justices I’m going to appoint will be pro-life. They will have a conservative bent.'”
“Justice Scalia was a man of great conviction and, it should be said, a man of great humor,” Franken said. “But Justice Scalia embraced a rigid view of our Constitution, a view blind to the equal dignity of LGBT people, and hostile to women’s reproductive rights, and a view that often refused to acknowledge the lingering laws and policies that perpetuate the racial divide.”
Franken acknowledged that nobody can dispute the late Scalia’s love for the Constitution, but he went on to say “the document he revered looks very different from the one I have sworn to defend.”
“It troubles me that at this critical juncture in our nation’s history, at this moment when our country is so fixated on things that divide us from one another, that President Trump would pledge to appoint jurists whose views of our founding document seek to reinforce those divisions rather than bridge them,” Franken added.
Al Franken exemplified what it means to have no class and to be disrespectful.
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