Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) is about done with the Democrat Party’s pile of lies and hypocrisies. The Senator has been so upset with their recent actions that on Wednesday he stood on the Senate floor and unmasked their naked hypocrisy and partisanship with one short speech.
How did he do it?
Cotton simply used the Democrats own words against them.
“Even those who oppose Judge Gorsuch used to sing a different tune about the standards for judicial confirmation. For instance, the senior senator from California put it best when she said: ‘I think when it comes to filibustering a Supreme Court appointment, you really have to have something out there, whether it’s gross moral turpitude or something that comes to the surface.’ Speaking of a previous Republican president’s nominee, she further said, ‘Now, I mean, this is a man I might disagree with. That doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be on the court.’
In fact, President Obama filibustered a Supreme Court nomination while he was a senator, yet later expressed regret over that decision. He said, ‘I think that, historically, if you look at it, regardless of what votes particular senators have taken, there’s been a basic consensus, a basic understanding, that the Supreme Court is different. And each caucus may decide who’s going to vote where and what but that basically you let the vote come up, and you make sure that a well-qualified candidate is able to join the bench, even if you don’t particularly agree with them.’
Despite all this though, it appears a radical Democratic minority intends to filibuster Judge Gorsuch’s nomination.”
Cotton also quoted a few other Democrat Senators:
Harry Reid (D-NV): “I have set the Senate so when I leave we’re going to be able to get judges down with a majority. If the Republicans try to filibuster another circuit court judge but especially a Supreme Court justice, i’ve told them how, and i’ve done it in changing the rules of the Senate.”
Tim Kaine (D-VA): “If these guys think they are going to stonewall the filling of that vacancy, or other vacancies, then the Democratic Senate majority will say ‘we’re not going to let you thwart the law!'”
Jeff Merkley (D-OR): “If there’s deep abuse we’re going to have to consider rule changes.”
Tom Udall (D-NM): “The Constitution does not give me the right to block a qualified nominee no matter who is in the White House. A minority in the Senate should not be able to block qualified nominees.”
No matter how you slice it, every argument that the Democrat Party uses to complain about the Republicans and Judge Neil Gorsuch ends up sounding extremely hollow when you consider the words and actions they’ve used in recent years. The Democrats nuked the Senate in 2013 and immediately began cramming legislation down the Republicans throats. Then when republicans tried to stand against the abuses, the Democrats threatened to nuke the Supreme Court filibuster too. Now that they Democrats are out of power, they want to beg for the mercy that they refused to give? It’s simply ridiculous and the only people to blame for the Democrats problems today… are the Democrat Senators themselves.