The big takeaway from the nomination hearings of Judge Neil Gorsuch is that Democrats do not want a jurist on the Supreme Court who follows the rule of law.
They’ve been cherry-picking Judge Neil Gorsuch’s cases to find anything they can to paint him as a corporate shill which is the track the Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer laid out for them.
One case that keeps coming up is the TransAm Trucking case.
Alphonse Maddin of Michigan was a truck driver for TransAm who was fired because he left his vehicle during freezing weather. Maddin’s employer, fired him for insubordination because, instead of waiting for help after his truck broke down, he unhooked the trailer and drove to a gas station.
Gorsuch found that Maddin had been asked by TransAm not to leave his trailer but did anyway.
“It might be fair to ask whether TransAm’s decision was a wise or kind one,” Gorsuch wrote in his dissent. “But it’s not our job to answer questions like that… It is our job and work enough for the day to apply the law Congress did pass, not to imagine and enforce one it might have but didn’t.”
The left wants decisions to be made, not according to the rule of law, but according to social justice. Without a rule of law and adherence to the Constitution, Americans will live according to the subjective whims of the judge.
The left wants a judge who will write law according to their beliefs.
Senator Al Franken wants a judge who doesn’t follow the law, and who, follows the heart of a social justice warrior. It’s not justice Franken wants, it’s not the Constitution or the rule of law.
Along with several other Democrats under the leadership of Chuck Schumer, the failed former Air America host, attempted to paint Judge Gorsuch, the Supreme Court nominee, as a corporate shill.
Repeatedly, Franken tried to trip him up. Franken kept saying he understood but he doesn’t and never will. He has no understanding of the law or what judge Gorsuch was saying. All Franken wants is an Obama judge who will legislate from the bench according to his far-left belief system.
At one point, he was simply nasty. He thinks the judge should have invoked a plain meaning rule in the case because, to him, the result was absurd, exaggerating the impact of the driver waiting by his truck.
“Now, I had a career in identifying absurdity. (Laughter) And I know what it when I see it. And it makes me, you know — it makes me question your judgment.”
What’s really absurd is that someone like Franken is a senator. Minnesota should be ashamed.
Dianne Feinstein also questioned judge Gorsuch along the same lines and tried to catch him up with a leading question.
“I’m just looking for something that would indicate that you would give a worker a fair shot,” Feinstein remarked, “maybe something in your background that I don’t know about.”
The judge recited a litany of cases that show his concern for the law and the average person.