Ugh. Clown. https://t.co/UxCnqPMcYs
— Ellen L. Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) March 20, 2017
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?
So that's the problem: Al Franken: "The document" Scalia "revered looks very different from the one I have sworn to support." Can I see his?
— Randy Barnett (@RandyEBarnett) March 20, 2017
How does that work exactly, Sen. Franken?
@RandyEBarnett only available for selected viewings in his private office
— Keith E. Whittington (@kewhittington) March 20, 2017
@RandyEBarnett Sen. Franken's is written in "evolving" ink, it seems
— Adam M. Carrington (@carringtonam) March 20, 2017
— Kirk Jason (@IPAzRGR8) March 20, 2017
@RandyEBarnett Maybe he should have studied it before he swore to uphold it.
— Michael Kennedy (@capmotion) March 20, 2017