Texas Senator, Ted Cruz, put Democrats on blast today at U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing
Cruz railed against what he calls “baseless” claims against Gorsuch accusing him of being “against the little guy because he has dared to rule on the law — the law that Congress has passed — and not on the specific identity of the specific litigants appearing before him.”
Cruz was apparently referencing comments by individuals like Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono from Hawaii, who claimed she saw “a pattern” of ignoring “the little guy.”
One example often cited by Democrats is the “frozen trucker” case in which Gorsuch sided against a man who abandoned his truck in sub-zero temperatures and was subsequently fired.
Cruz countered today by referencing the Little Sisters of the Poor controversy and many Democrats’ stance in it.
“Many of these same critics [have] spent the last eight years attacking the Little Sisters of the Poor — a Catholic charity of nuns — for having the audacity to live according to their deeply-held religious beliefs.”
Cruz went on to state such Democrats need to “take a long look in the mirror if one day you find yourself attacking nuns and then the next day you find yourself orating on the need to protect the little guy.”
He further declared, “a judge’s job is not to protect the little guy or the big guy. A judge swears in oath to uphold the constitution fairly, impartially and equally for every litigant.”
Cruz was far from finished.
“In the past weeks as well, some of my Democratic colleagues have questioned Judge Gorsuch’s independence, suggested that he needs to answer questions about the actions and statements and even the tweets of the President who appointed him.”
“I would ask, was Justice Ginsburg or Justice Breyer asked about the sexual harassment that had been filed against President Clinton by Paula Jones? No, neither was asked about that lawsuit.”
“Those questions were not asked because they were inappropriate political questions that have nothing to do with the record of the nominee before this committee.”
See Ted Cruz’s full statement below.
Milo Yiannopoulos, 21-3-2017