Congress is considering Predator Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. Like Trump, Judge Gorsuch consistently favors institutions above people. While on the bench, Gorsuch has opposed reproductive freedom and women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, civil rights, workers’ rights, and immigrants’ rights. His nomination is a threat to the rights of the American people.
“Gosh darn it,” I do not know what is truly in Neil Gorsuch’s heart. I am not sure if there were circumstances in the cases that led to his seemingly anti-American, pro-institution rulings.
We do know the Trump administration is under investigation for treason. We do know that Mitch McConnell, the senior United States Senator from Kentucky, has demonstrated nothing but hypocrisy in regards to Merrick Garland, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. We do know the Trump administration has not done one thing that has been in the best interest of the American people to date; everything is in the best interest of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. We do know that the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are tripping over themselves warning the American people that a Supreme Court nominee should not have to answer how he might vote on a divisive issue. We do know that the Republican Congress applaud Judge Neil Gorsuch’s adamant stance that he can separate opinion from his judicial duties.
Choosing to obstruct Neil Gorsuch’s nomination could be considered the equivalent of Mitch McConnell’s hypocritical response to Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination. It is evident; however, Judge Merrick Garland is equally qualified and would respond responsibly and thoughtfully regarding a judge’s responsibilities. It is also widely accepted, that distinguished jurists of all stripes support Judge Merrick Garland.
Conservative Senators allege that unless the Democrats vote overwhelmingly for Gorsuch, the country will descend into further divisiveness. The Republicans refused to grant Judge Merrick Garland a hearing, or even meet with him, not because he wasn’t eminently qualified, but because he was President Barack Obama’s choice.
If the Republicans truly believe what they said during these hearings, then they should encourage Predator Trump to nominate Judge Merrick Garland, and when the next position opens, he could then nominate Neil Gorsuch. Not only would this reduce the divisiveness, but it would also result in having one more remarkably competent justice on the Supreme Court.
Neil Gorsuch does not deserve a vote.
Neil Gorsuch should wait his turn.