We have to admit the case against naming Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court started out strong, what with that batch of protesters holding up their signs with “Gorsuch” filled in with marker literally seconds after President Trump named his nominee. Sen. Ben Sasse nailed it:
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) February 1, 2017
Despite the fact that many of the Democrats now opposing Gorsuch were involved in his unanimous Senate confirmation in 2006, they’re still trying to derail his confirmation, with some hanging on to the idea that the still-vacant Supreme Court seat was “stolen” from President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland.
That idea got some support on Saturday from the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times, which didn’t exactly allege that the seat was stolen …”But how else to describe it?” Hmm … if only there was some precedent to help them understand.
— L.A. Times Opinion (@latimesopinion) March 25, 2017
— Chelsea's Resumé (@EF517_V2) March 25, 2017
@latimesopinion Biden Rule. Blame the democrats.
— Chuck Mullaley (@AU84Chuck) March 25, 2017
That’s strange; there’s no reference to Joe Biden anywhere in the LA Times editorial about the Republicans “going low” with this “underhanded ploy” to stonewall a nomination.
@latimesopinion So, who exactly was the owner of this seat that was "stolen?" Please refer to the Constitution when making your answer.
— Clint Brooks (@clintbrooks) March 25, 2017
— Jake R. (@jaker1419) March 25, 2017
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) March 25, 2017
— IGotOverMachoGrande (@smitty_one_each) March 25, 2017
— Blair Wallace (@4bwallace) March 25, 2017
@latimesopinion Per that pesky Constitution the Senate is under no obligation to take up any nominee. Hard to take u seriously
— Steve Gilligan (@kgj3x) March 25, 2017
@latimesopinion LMAO… crybabies.. seriously? Stolen? No, democrats didn't do their job correctly
— MatDJ_Sirius_Pulstar (@SiriusMatdj) March 25, 2017
We forget; who was it who said, “Elections matter”?
You can't "steal" a Supreme Court seat. The system is the system.
Grow the fuck up. https://t.co/3fRTOvVAWx
— Potentially Abusive (@corrcomm) March 25, 2017
@latimesopinion To steal is to break the law. No law broken; hence, nothing stolen. Hurt feelings don't equate to thievery, buttercup.
— Jim Trahan (@jfieldstrahan) March 25, 2017