Left’s Gor­such treat­ment ab­hor­rent

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

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

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