Grab the baby-wipes because Democrats are shitting themselves.
The newly appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch contributed to his first Supreme Court decisions this week and to the chagrin of Liberals, he is every bit of a conservative as Republicans thought he would be.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Politico: “We’ve got another Scalia.”
LOL! You can hear the whimpering in that statement.
Feinstein was referring to Justice Antonin Scalia whose seat Gorsuch has just filled.
Occupying that seat was a big deal as the late justice was seen a hero to conservatives; part of the originalist school of jurisprudence
Scalia passed away last year.
Feinstein told POLITICO she’d looked at Gorsuch’s early rulings and saw no sign of moderation from conservative orthodoxy.
“Right down the line. Everything — everything,” she said. “I’m surprised that it’s so comprehensive.”
Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut — a former Supreme Court clerk — said Gorsuch’s early record on the court is in tension with the humble and evenhanded approach he touted during his confirmation hearings in March.
“In a way, I’m surprised that he hasn’t demonstrated more independence. I am surprised because in his demeanor and his tone he really made a huge effort to show his openness — which some of us thought might be more an act than it was a real persona,” Blumenthal said, before adding: “So far, I have to say, I’m disappointed.”
“On the travel ban, I think he’s fulfilling the worst expectations so far of his opponents and probably the best hopes of his supporters,” Blumenthal said.
While Democrats continue to pout — Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse calling Gorsuch “the tool of the creepy billionaire coalition” — Republicans are elated.
Sen. Mike Lee said Gorsuch was “awesome,” and Sen. Ted Cruz he was “exactly what we hoped for and expected.”
Fingers crossed Gorsuch will be able to fight the pressure of turning more liberal.
We need a good guy on our side!