What in the world happened to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and her Democratic party as a whole? Too much corrupt money involved in decision-making? DO YOUR JOBS.
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She (and most Dems) used to be rational when it came to Supreme Court nominations. You might remember that, back in 2006, when Senate Democrats were spit-balling ideas about what to do with Judge Samuel Alito (now Justice Alito), the California Senator went on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and told then-host Bob Schieffer that a filibuster of Alito would be unlikely, because you can’t simply block a Supreme Court nominee just because you disagree with him or her.
BOB SCHIEFFER: “Are your concerns strong enough, Senator, then that you would support a filibuster to block him?”
DIANNE FEINSTEIN: “I do not see the likelihood of a filibuster to be very candid with you. I don’t see those kinds of egregious things emerging that would justify a filibuster. I think when it comes to filibustering a Supreme Court appointment; you really have to have something out there whether it’s gross moral turpitude or something that comes to the surface. Now I mean, this is a man I might disagree with. That doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be on the court.”
Jump to 2017, and flip-flop Feinstein is opposing Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch because…you guessed it! She simply does not like him. To make matters worse, she wants to get the GOP back for gumming up the works for Merrick Garland, Obama’s initial nominee to fill the vacancy left by Antonin Scalia.
As a reminder, in Democrat Joe Biden’s own words from 1992, when George H.W. Bush was president and Biden was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he said, “Given the unusual rancor that prevailed in the (Clarence) Thomas nomination, the need for some serious reevaluation of the nomination and confirmation process, and the overall level of bitterness that sadly infects our political system and this presidential campaign already, it is my view that the prospects for anything but conflagration with respect to a Supreme Court nomination this year are remote at best.” This is now known as the “Biden Rule,” and is precisely why Garland was not considered.
One might ask, where did 2006 Feinstein go? This seems rational, unlike the Left’s descent into madness post-2016. As Rob Schneider put it best, in what many are calling the tweet of the year, “…2017: Dems lost their ability to reason.”
At the same time, for all her talk, and for the record, Feinstein tried to stop Alito. Worth noting here is that one of her partners in crime in that effort was Barack Obama.
There is no good reason to oppose Gorsuch. He is one of the most qualified candidates, if not THE most qualified, for the job. He has the support of jurists and legal scholars from across the political spectrum. His hearings were described as nothing short of a home run.
Senate Republicans should evoke the nuclear option and get him confirmed.