Democrats continue to freak out over SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch, and given the fact he’s an expert on the Constitution, they have every reason to be.He, along with a GOP that owns Congress and the White House, is a pretty big threat to the progressive agenda, which hopefully will die a very quick and excruciating death in the years to come.
Leftists on the Senate Judiciary Committee have successfully delayed the confirmation vote for a week.How mature.
NBC News is reporting, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee forced the delay of a vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Monday. The one-week delay in sending the nomination to the full Senate comes as the partisan battle lines over his final confirmation votes begin to harden.
At least 17 Democrats have come out in opposition to Gorsuch and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has said that he will filibuster the nominee, which means he’ll force a 60-vote threshold once it clears the committee.With Republicans holding 52 seats, they will need at least eight Democrats to vote with them under the current rules to send the nominee forward for a final confirmation vote that would then require a simple majority.
But Republicans do have the extreme option of employing the “nuclear” option — a change of Senate rules to eliminate the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not yet tipped his hand on whether he is willing to do that, and it’s not clear that he will have to make that decision as there are still 30 Democrats who haven’t said how they will vote. A change in the rules would become the norm for future Supreme Court nominations, taking away the minority party’s ability to mount a challenge to the lifetime appointments.Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat, believes Republicans are almost guaranteed to go “nuclear,” to ensure that Gorsuch is confirmed for the open seat on the SCOTUS bench.
In reality, Democrats are only fighting the inevitable, as it’s almost 100 percent certain that Gorsuch is going to be confirmed, thus this is a waste of time.
However, liberals in Congress recognize that to not fight tooth and nail to stop any progress the GOP strives to make means the death of all they’re trying to accomplish, which at the end of the day amounts to the fundamental transformation of America from a constitutional republic to a left-wing “utopian” socialist nightmare.This is all the more reason to celebrate Gorsuch’s appointment to the bench, as it points toward the future of our nation, a future that sees the dismantling of failed liberal policies and the restoration of the Constitution and states rights.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]