Maybe next time Sen. Dianne Feinstein will heed the wisdom of the proverbial “Don’t spit in the wind.”
The plans of the Democrat senator and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to be tough on Neil Gorsuch flew back in her own face during Tuesday’s Senate confirmation hearings for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Feinstein unsuccessfully confronted Gorsuch about whether he would be sympathizing with corporations and not giving the little guy “a fair shot,” stating that she was “looking for something that would indicate” that direction in his past cases.
She was probably sorry to have brought it up once Gorsuch very respectfully began to reply.
“A case or two has been mentioned yesterday,” the 49-year-old federal appellate judge responded. “Respectfully, I’d suggest that does not represent the body of my work.”
He explained that he has participated in more than 2,700 opinions over the last 10 years.
“If you want cases where I’ve ruled for the little guy as well as the big guy, there are plenty of those,” he continued, naming several examples while destroying Feinstein’s argument before her eyes.
“Senator, the bottom line that I’d like to convey to you, from the bottom of my heart, is that I’m a fair judge,” Gorsuch concluded.
Oh FFS @SenFeinstein the whole point is that Gorsuch isn’t “for” anyone – not the corporations nor little guy. He’s “for” the Constitution
— Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) March 21, 2017
Sen. Ted Cruz had blasted Democrats Monday for slandering Gorsuch by accusing him of being “against the little guy.” The Texas senator suggested they need to “take a long look in the mirror.”
Dems accuse Gorsuch of going after the “little guy” spent 8 yrs going after Nuns?@SenTedCruz #GorsuchHearing #Tucker pic.twitter.com/zz4G2KwNp6
— Feisty☀️Floridian (@peddoc63) March 21, 2017
The Colorado judge who currently sits on the bench of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals maintained his soft-spoken and polite tone throughout the questioning, even when Feinstein tried to corner him on Roe v. Wade.
“Do you view Roe as having super-precedent?” the California senator asked Gorsuch, who once again, took the wind out of her sails.
.@SenFeinstein asks Judge #Gorsuch: “Do you view Roe as having super-precedent?” #SCOTUS #SCOTUSnominee pic.twitter.com/pn9bEmbXvG
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 21, 2017
Feinstein apparently didn’t see any problem with her question and proudly shared the tweet on her own page.
Other Twitter users found the exchange entertaining and applauded Gorsuch for owning the senator more than once.
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@cspan Who told her to say super precedent? Her staffers and handlers may be the worst in DC
— Joe Riordan (@JMM30225) March 21, 2017
@cspan @SenFeinstein: “Super-precedent” is that like double secret probation?
— The Right Wing M (@TheRightWingM) March 21, 2017
@cspan @SenFeinstein super precedent? Is that a legal term? This woman is in way over her head
— Tommy Hogan (@Hogantommyhogan) March 21, 2017
@cspan@SenFeinstein Sen. You should stop asking questions. Judge is making you look like a fool. You are not in his league
@cspan @SenFeinstein to Gorsuch: Abortion is “Super-duper precedent” but Freedom to Exercise Religion & Right to Bear Arms must be curtailed
— The Right Wing M (@TheRightWingM) March 21, 2017
@cspan @SenFeinstein Feinstein getting owned. Painful to watch. ?
— AD (@BigWavis) March 21, 2017
@JudiciaryDems @SenFeinstein He obliterated you with poise, candor and an even disposition. Lady, stop loving your power and retire.
— #noteasilyseduced (@BigUndy) March 21, 2017
@TwitchyTeam Next, expect a “double secret precedent” as the now unhinged, Trump-deranged Dems charge headlong into irrelevance.
— OldBenzDriver (@OldBenzDriver) March 21, 2017
@TwitchyTeam @RonJellison She is a Twit! She can do stupid better than anyone. All by herself!
— ma5granny11 (@granny_sheila) March 21, 2017
@TwitchyTeam super stupid
— ??Art Belmore? (@belmore_art) March 21, 2017
@TwitchyTeam that was the simplest job he, had all day
— Carolyn Cline (@ouquaga) March 21, 2017
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