Scratch a liberal Democrat, find a hypocrite. Case in point: Senate Minority Leader Chuck “fake tears” Schumer, D-N.Y., who hammered Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. It turns out, however, that he voted for Gorsuch back in 2006 when he was nominated for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
According to Yahoo! News:
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he has “serious doubts” about whether Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, should be confirmed. Schumer, the leader of the Senate Democrats, made the statement shortly after the announcement Tuesday night and suggested that he’s willing to filibuster Trump’s choice for the high court.
“Judge Gorsuch has repeatedly sided with corporations over working people, demonstrated a hostility toward women’s rights, and most troubling, hewed to an ideological approach to jurisprudence that makes me skeptical that he can be a strong, independent Justice on the Court,” Schumer said in a statement.
The Senate minority leader also emphasized that the Senate should keep its 60-vote standard — the amount necessary to defeat a filibuster — to approve Supreme Court nominees, calling it “a bar that was met by each of President Obama’s nominees.” Schumer said it is up to Gorsuch to prove he is in the “mainstream” and willing to defend the Constitution from “abuses of the executive branch.”
But he apparently didn’t have those concerns eleven years ago.
MRC TV noted:
Back in 2006, when Gorsuch was nominated by then-President George W. Bush to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, he was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate — which at the time included Sen. Schumer. Also listed on the roll call of those who voted in his favor was Diane Feinstein of California, along with former senators Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and John Kerry.
To his credit, Schumer didn’t say he’d be blatantly obstruct Gorsuch’s stepping onto the bench for the highest court in the land. However, if his “doubts” suddenly turn into open opposition, perhaps he should consult his own record.
Gorsuch put corps over workers, been hostile toward women’s rights & been an ideolog. Skeptical that he can be a strong, independent Justice
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 1, 2017
One person asked:
— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) February 1, 2017
Why? That’s easy — Donald Trump, that’s why…
Maybe the New York Democrat can come out and shed a few more fake tears…
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