Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Trump Announces Replacement for Stolen Supreme Court Seat




Tonight Trump (I don't call him "President" because I don't consider Trump a legal president) nominated Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch as the Heritage Foundation his Supreme Court nominee.  

Trump is nominated Judge Gorsuch for the stolen Supreme Court seat denied former President Obama. The seat that was stolen from President Obama.

I will call both of my senators (both Democrats, thank goodness I live in a state - Delaware-who has honest and caring senators) to urge them to vote no on Judge Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. 

I will urge them to support Judge Merrick Garland, who is more mainstream than Judge Gorsuch. 

Mitch McConnell set this new "normal" for Supreme Court nominees. 

Hey Mitch, what goes round comes round.

I second Senator Elizabeth Warren's statement she made tonight in response to the nomination of Judge Neil Garland to the Supreme Court:

President Trump had the chance to select a consensus nominee to the Supreme Court. To the surprise of absolutely nobody, he failed that test. 
Instead, he carried out his public promise to select a nominee from a list drawn up by far right activist groups that were financed by big business interests.
Judge Neil 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 whistleblowers 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.
Every day, our new President finds more ways to demonstrate his hostility for our independent judiciary, our civil society, and the rule of law. Now more than ever, America needs Supreme Court justices with a proven record of standing up for the rights of all Americans – civil rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights, and all other protections guaranteed by our laws. We don’t need another justice who spends his time looking out for those with money and influence.
Based on the long and well-established record of Judge Gorsuch, I will oppose his nomination.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:21 AM

    “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” – President Obama to House Republican Whip Eric Cantor, January 23, 2009.



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    1. Anonymous,
      Indeed they do. And the Republicans played obstructionists the whole Obama term. Let's see how the Republicans like being not he other side.
      Ron

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  2. few people seem to be calling him President. The myriad of nicknames and sobriquets are rather amusing if it were not for the gravity of the situation. My favorite so far is Hair Furor.

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