Congress will soon begin consideration of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.
He is an excellent choice. Even liberal organizations are having a hard time justifying opposing him.
For Conservatives, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Gorsuch played an influential rule in getting the Hobby Lobby case to the Supreme Court and also sided with the Little Sisters of the Poor, nuns who fought to stop the Obama administration from forcing them to pay for contraception services.
Gorsuch strongly supports the Second Amendment and considers the Heller case to be settled law that must now be expanded.
He is a strict constructionist, meaning that he focuses on what the Founders meant when they put the words to parchment. This is the opposite of what liberals argue: that the Constitution is a living and breathing document.
All around, Gorsuch is the perfect choice. When he was confirmed to the 10th Circuit Court nearly a decade ago, he passed through the Senate unanimously. Not one Democrat stood against him.
Yet today, the Democrats are refusing to confirm him.
This is what we’re up against. Liberals decided they were against Gorsuch before Trump even announced who his pick was. They are just being obstructionists and it is time to steamroll them.
Our message to Congress is twofold: Confirm Gorsuch under the current Senate rules. If the Democrats still resist, use the nuclear option and destroy the filibuster for nominees.
In 2013, Harry Reid used this same rule change to help then-President Obama bypass Congressional Republicans and push through court nominees to pack the country’s Appeals Courts. So the precedent is there.
Judge Gorsuch and Vice President Pence have been making the rounds on Capitol Hill to whip up the votes. Many Democrats have reportedly said that they are not even interested in meeting with him.
Isn’t that pathetic?
It is one thing to resist confirming a lame-duck President’s nominee in the middle of a Presidential campaign. It is an entirely different matter for Democrats to block an appointment after the election.
I think it is possible to get Gorsuch through with the current 60-vote threshold. There are eight Democrat Senators up for re-election in states that Donald Trump won. If those eight vote to confirm Gorsuch, that would be exactly the 60 votes he needs.
These vulnerable Democrats are being pulled by the hard left wing of their party. But the wall is already starting to buckle. Democrat Senator Manchin of West Virginia is already urging his colleagues to give Gorsuch a chance.
The wall is crumbling…
Let’s knock it down for good!
We cannot afford to lose this fight. The Supreme Court is actively considering a number of cases that could change this country’s laws for generations.
This includes a number of challenged to President Trump’s executive orders on illegal immigration and refugee resettlement.
If those challenges reach the Supreme Court before Gorsuch is confirmed, they don’t stand a chance…
Our window is closing. We have one shot at this.