From the Senator’s statement in the Boston Globe.
“Judge Gorsuch has been on this list for four months. His public record, which I have reviewed in detail, paints a clear picture.
“Before even joining the bench, he advocated to make it easier for public companies to defraud investors. As a judge, he has twisted himself into a pretzel to make sure the rules favor giant companies over workers and individual Americans. He has sided with employers who deny wages, improperly fire workers, or retaliate against whistle blowers for misconduct. He has ruled against workers in all manner of discrimination cases. And he has demonstrated hostility toward women’s access to basic health care.
“For years, powerful interests have executed a full-scale assault on the integrity of our federal judiciary, trying to turn the Supreme Court into one more rigged game that works only for the rich and the powerful. They spent millions to keep this seat open, and Judge Gorsuch is their reward.
- The NYT editorial helps define the stolen seat.
- And a couple of right wing replies for your reading pleasure and so we don’t forget their perspective and rational for ungoverning.
- And below the NYT has compiled 241 years of history that prove that this isn’t tit-for-tat partisanship. This isn’t about a “Biden rule”. This obstruction of a duly-elected President was obstructed for a full 342 days. The Senate had never taken more than 125 days to nominate a successor previously. It’s Republican ungoverning, that they used to GOTV for a nominee many Republicans promised would never happen. Democrats have never done anything like this and as the last standing party committed to a functioning and effective government, I believe they never would.
- This is not two sides of the same coin and we all need to be very clear about what’s actually occuring in our national politics.