Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is earning his paycheck calling out the democrats for their shameless harassing of judge Neil Gorsuch during his confirmation hearings.
Via The Blaze:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recounted Monday some of the policies of previous presidents that could have been wielded against Democratic Supreme Court nominees to show the hypocrisy of the questions being asked of President Donald Trump’s nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. He did so while on the Senate Judiciary Committee for the confirmation hearing of the nominee.
“Some Democrats slandered Judge Gorsuch,” Cruz explained, “as being ‘against the little guy’ because he has dared to rule based on the law, the law that Congress has passed, and not on the specific identity of the specific litigants appearing before him. This is absurd.”
The good Senator is exactly right; there aren’t any actual qualification objections to President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States, the left is just concerned that he won’t rule in the direction they would prefer. I suppose in reality they are just doing their jobs too; protecting the liberal’s interests, even when they don’t align with the constitution.
We are pretty much just making this up as we go along anyhow, right? Wrong, judges, like legislators, have a very clear directive laid out for them, and as Cruz pointed out:
“A judge’s job is not to protect the little guy or the big guy,” Cruz said. “A judge swears an oath to uphold the Constitution and to follow the law fairly and impartially for every litigant, little or big.”
If the senators who object to Gorsuch’s nomination have an issue with the way our judicial system is set up, then that’s a problem for another day, and possibly another country. The main problem with Gorsuch seems to be that he is a strict constitutional originalist. Meaning that he will probably tell you where you can take your “new interpretations” of the constitution.
(Source: The Blaze)