Sen. Al Franken is crabby.

After pointing out to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch that we wouldn’t even be having a confirmation hearing right now if those damn Republicans had just done their jobs and confirmed Obama nominee Merrick Garland, Franken explained why he’s so troubled that Gorsuch is widely regarded as the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s intellectual heir:

Justice Scalia embraced a rigid view of our Constitution, a view blind to the equal dignity of LGBT people, and hostile to women’s reproductive rights, and a view that often refused to acknowledge the lingering animus in laws and policies that perpetuate the racial divide. Judge Gorsuch, while no one can dispute the late Justice Scalia’s love of the Constitution, the document he revered looks very different from the one that I have sworn to support and defend.

Wait a second … what?

How does that work exactly, Sen. Franken?


No kidding.