More hypocrisy from the Left
The Left is in a full melt-down over President Donald Trump’s nomination of Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, although any Trump nominee likely would get the same treatment.
Rallies. Protests – even before a nominee was named. Senators fuming they will not vote for any Trump pick. Demands for this; exhortations about that. Terry McAuliffe, a presidential hopeful, Clinton bagman and former Democratic governor of Virginia, says Trump’s pick “will threaten the lives of millions of Americans for decades.”
This bunch is putting petulant 3-year-olds to shame with its antics.
Perhaps the Left’s most ridiculous demand – so far – is that Kavanaugh provide his views on issues and previous court cases – and promise never to support overturning Roe v. Wade, the high court’s 1973 decision that legalized abortion in the United States.
The demands are patently absurd. How can any jurist charged with fairly interpreting the law publicly take positions ahead of time – before even hearing the arguments – and still ensure a fair judicial hearing? They simply cannot. What the Left is demanding would gut the American legal system.
The hypocrisy in this case is best illustrated by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s demand that Kavanaugh open up, especially about Roe v. Wade.
With the court poised to swing further to the Right, the New York Democrat’s view on the subject appears to have radically changed from last year. Then, as the Senate mulled Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch, he said:
“There is a grand tradition, that I support, that you can’t ask a judge who was nominated or a potential judge who was nominated for a judgeship about a specific case that might come before them.”
He was absolutely right last year. He is dead wrong this year, but it provides a wonderful example of the Left’s penchant to adjust its stances to suit its own ends.