Earlier this week, we learned that Neil Gorsuch is Donald Trump’s choice to replace Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court.
Conservatives are thrilled about the choice and even many on the left are acknowledging that Gorsuch is a good fit.
However, some on the left are making it clear they will play politics with this nomination and make life difficult on Republicans as payback for the results of the November election.
From The Daily Caller:
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democratic Senate leaders refused to meet with Judge Neil Gorsuch Thursday.
The act appears to be revenge against Republicans for holding the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia open and not holding a hearing for Obama Supreme Court appointee Merrick Garland.
The problem with Schumer’s premise is that the Merrick Garland situation was a different animal altogether. There was a political precedent for not moving forward with a SCOTUS nomination in an election year. In fact, it’s a precedent the Democrats set.
It is also important to remember that Democrats voted for Gorsuch without dissent in 2006 when President George W. Bush appointed him to the federal level. What changed since then?
You would think that the Senate Minority Leader would be able to show a little more respect for his colleagues than that.