Speaking on the Senate floor this week during debate on the Senate confirmation of Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, constitutional conservative Ted Cruz again ripped the mask off deceitful Democrats who have all but lit their hair on fire during the nomination, including the threat of a partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee for the first time in in the nation’s history.
About Judge Gorsuch, Ted Cruz proclaimed:
“He understands his role on as a judge is to apply the words of the Constitution and the laws of the United States to the specific cases that come before him and nothing more. This is critical in an era when the Supreme Court has come to be seen by many — for good reason — as an activist court — as a super-legislature that seeks to impose its own will in the place of the written law.
It is this very humility that angers so many on the left.
They don’t want someone who humbly applies the law. Rather, they demand nothing less than a person fully committed to enacting from the Supreme Court bench whatever policies the Left is championing at that given moment.
Because they know that their only refuge is the courts — because the American people would reject the policies at the voting booth.”
Because Judge Gorsuch doesn’t fit the bill as a progressive leftist agitator, Democrats have decided to use whatever methods possible, no matter how historic, to oppose him.
But Cruz points out that in 2006, Democrats unanimously approved of Gorsuch — without dissent — and no one opposed him, not Hillary Clinton, Obama, Joe Biden, Ted Kennedy, who were all in the U.S. Senate at the time. Neither did unhinged leftists Chuck Schumer , Patrick Leahy or Dick Durbin , who are all but portraying Neil Gorsuch as the anti-Christ.
Cruz then exposed the only thing that’s changed since Democrats unanimously approved of Gorsuch:
“So what changed is that the radical Left has become angry — extremely angry — and my Democratic colleagues are worried that they will get opposed from their left in a primary — that’s it.
Their base demands total war — total obstruction.
Unfortunately for them, it has proven difficult to invent attacks against an obviously well-qualified judge like Judge Gorsuch.”