Delay, Delay, Delay On Gorsuch

March 22, 2017

Democrats are very unlikely to stop Senate confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, but there is no limit to what they’ll try to slow it down.

Here’s the "delay, delay, delay" strategy put forward by Chuck Schumer, Richard Blumenthal and others:

1) Paint the investigation of alleged collaboration between Russia and the Trump campaign (for which there is no evidence at all) as a “big gray cloud” hanging over the presidency.

2) Use that accusation (for which there is no evidence at all) to hold up Gorsuch’s confirmation.

3) Characterize attempts to move forward at all on filling the vacant seat as “rushing” and “unseemly.”

4) Lather, rinse, repeat.

That’s it. If you naively accept this strategy as non-political, consider that other organizations have joined in the effort to delay, including NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Choice,” in this context, refers only to the option of terminating life, not to the new President’s ability to choose the next Supreme Court nominee. On that, they are definitely anti-choice. The irony here is that in the eyes of Judge Gorsuch, those two issues should have nothing to do with each other.

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  • Maryann Gorski

    03/23/2017 04:57 PM

    Remember last year? "Texas Sen. Ted Cruz warned that a Supreme Court vacancy 'underscores the stakes of this election. ... The Senate needs to stand up and say we're not going to give up the Supreme Court for a generation by letting Barack Obama make another liberal appointment.' " Well, honey, we feel the same way. It's been our turn to nominate a Justice for a long time. Preventing a sitting government official (in this case, Obama) from doing his job is the definition of SEDITION, and you should all be tried and convicted of it. Till then, remind me, what did Trump advise you traitors to do? "Delay, delay, delay!"

  • Regina Gulley

    03/22/2017 07:55 PM

    NO delays on Mr. Gorsuch's confirmation! Dems are afraid the nuclear option, which they created, will be used. Americans voted and Trump is our President. I am tired of our vote NOT being heard by the party of resistance!! Enough is enough!!!!

  • Anita

    03/22/2017 03:07 PM

    Loved it - the lies, spin, misrepresentation of Wheels On Meals story emblematic of how they treat & address every single thing in connection w/ what our President says & does. Beyond ludicrous, seditious, unacceptable.