In February, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, who recently embarrassed herself by reporting that Trump’s actually follows the law and pays millions of dollars in taxes, said that Judge Neil Gorsuch, who had just been nominated by President Trump for the Supreme Court, was a mainstream pick by Republicans.
Now, host Ari Melber said that Gorsuch is the perfect pick for legal conservatives and Trump supporters, which was seen from the initial reactions to his nomination.
Melber described Gorsuch as perfect for the Right’s goals because “He was measured, he was thoughtful, at times conservative, but conservative in his words within the legal mainstream.” Melber may have botched fact checking about Hillary Clinton’s involvement with the sale of Uranium One, but he’s right about this.
Despite the Left trying to paint him as the spawn of Satan, Gorsuch, who also holds a Ph.D. from Oxford on top of his other academic credentials, is eminently qualified to be on the Supreme Court. No one really denies that, though Democrats also bring up that Obama’s original nominee to fill the vacancy left by the late Antonin Scalia, Merrick Garland was also qualified. They’re still sour over Senate Republicans blocking Garland, though Republicans were following precedent regarding the Biden rule. They have to get over it—and some senators, like Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Angus King (I-ME), have said that it’s time for their side to move on from what happened last year.
Still, we have nine Democrats who said that Gorsuch deserves a hearing and a vote. This filibuster could end with Senate Republicans finishing what Harry Reid started regarding nuking the procedural rules of the Senate, or end up amounting to nothing—as this group meant invoking cloture concerning their support for giving Gorsuch a vote. We’ll see. At any rate, while MSNBC’s main purpose is to keep the blood pressure of the Democratic base at normal levels, the network has been saying that Gorsuch is all but a slam-dunk. Maybe that’s because there is nothing wrong with this man, except the fact that a) he’s not Merrick Garland; and b) not a liberal. Well, elections have consequences, Democrats—and you lost.