Democrats were hysterical when President Trump had tweeted about the ‘so-called judge’ who blocked his first immigration executive order.
Chuck Schumer had said that the President showed “a disdain for an independent judiciary that doesn’t always bend to his wishes and a continued lack of respect for the constitution.”
Patrick Leahy spoke of the President’s “hostility toward the rule of law,” adding that Trump’s remark was “not just embarrassing [but] dangerous.”
And that’s not mentioning all the media outlets who pretended to be outraged by Trump’s comment.
You’d think that they’d at least try to be consistent. But ever since the President announced federal judge Neil Gorsuch would be his pick to replace the late Antonin Scalia, Democrats have been trashing him.
It’s not because of anything ideological. I think if the Democrats were honest, they’d actually like Gorsuch. For one thing, he’s not particularly pro-life. He said he would have walked out the door if Trump had asked him to overturn Roe v. Wade. They should like Gorsuch.
So, it’s nothing about principles. It’s simply politics. It’s the fact that Trump is president, and the Democrats will do everything they can to obstruct and resist.
If they thought Trump’s ‘so-called judge’ remark was bad, then they should also think what they’ve been saying about him is bad as well. They’ve already called him a misogynist, a sexist, a racist, child-hater, etc. Senator Ted Cruz pointed out the hypocrisy during Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing:
Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on national television, Judge Gorsuch is quote, “hostile to women’s rights and holds radical views far outside the mainstream of American legal thought.” She continued, quote, “What saddens me the most as a mom and a grandmother is his hostility towards children in school, children with autism”. She additionally went on to say quote, “if you breathe air, drink water, eat food, take medicine, or in any other way interact with the courts — if you care about that for your children, he’s not your guy.”
It’s interesting, given the Democrats are complaining about people criticizing federal judges. Senator Whitehouse on Monday said, quote, “tellingly, big special interests and their front groups are spending millions of dollars in a dark-money campaign to push your confirmation. They obviously think you will be worth their money.” That also somehow falls short of the Democrats’ complaints about criticisms directed at the judiciary.
Indeed, Senator Hirono, on Monday said quote, “you consistently choose corporations and powerful interests over people, ideology over commonsense and indeed the purpose of the law.” Senator Durbin, “in case after case, you either dismissed or rejected efforts by workers and families to recognize their rights and defend their freedoms.”
Senator Franken, “But if the past is prologue, then I fear that confirming you would guarantee more of the same from the Roberts court, decisions that continue to favor powerful corporate interest over the rights of average Americans.”
Tom Perez, the DNC chairman, “Gorsuch on the Supreme Court is intolerable. Judge Gorsuch would discriminate against a majority of Americans from the bench.” The chairman of the Democratic Party charging that a judge would discriminate.
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