Left’s Gorsuch treatment abhorrent
Few things are more frustrating than discovering that you are not negotiating in good faith. For that reason alone the Trump administration is completely justified in its frustration, if not anger, toward Senate Democrats. Judge Gorsuch is about as strong a Supreme Court pick as has come along in quite some time. He’s a man of impeccable character and thoughtful jurisprudence, and he has demonstrated a healthy respect for the laws of the United States. He is exactly the kind of Supreme Court justice that President Trump promised the American people he would nominate.
Yet despite assurances to the contrary, there seems to be nothing that Judge Gorsuch can do to garner support from the majority of Senate Democrats. His judicial record and patience before the committee haven’t been enough. Even the fact that he was unanimously confirmed by the same people for the Court of Appeals doesn’t seem to matter.
The fact is that the Democrats don’t want to be honest brokers in the process. This showdown was pre-ordained by Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, at a time when he thought the Democrats would be in a power position to break Republicans. The Democrats should be ashamed of their antics, and if they force the Republicans to invoke the “nuclear option,” they do so to the detriment of a crumbling and confused party.
MIKE COSTIGAN Alexandria