Much to the chagrin of the left, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch appeared Tuesday on “Fox & Friends” to plug his book, “A Republic, If You Can Keep It.”
In the rare television appearance, Gorsuch said that the American people need to pay attention to the separation of powers and stay true to the original meaning of the U.S. Constitution.
“Well, one thing I wanted to talk about in the book, and I think writing about it and talking about it for years, is the importance of the separation of powers and how it keeps us free,” Gorsuch said.
“And when it comes to the role of the judiciary, I believe that the role is to be faithful to the original meaning of the Constitution,” he added. “I tell my law clerks I have just two rules. Rule number one, don’t make things up. Rule number two, when you’re in doubt, when everybody is yelling at you, begging you to do this, or threatening you to do that, refer back to rule number one.”
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked Gorsuch to describe his judicial philosophy, in light of conservatives wanting original constitutionalists on the Supreme Court.
“Well, I think it’s badly understood and kind of a misleading name,” he replied. “Our folks who disagree call themselves living constitutionalists — well, who wants a dead Constitution? I don’t.”
“I want an enduring Constitution and the idea of originalism is just simply that judges should follow the original meaning of the words on the page,” he continued. “Neither add things that aren’t there nor take away things that are there. And, I worry that both of those things happen when we depart from the original meaning of the Constitution.”
When asked what James Madison, known as the Father of the Constitution because of his pivotal role in the document’s drafting and ratification, would say about today’s government, Gorsuch stressed the separate branches of government.
“I think one thing he might tell us is to pay attention to the separation of powers,” he said.
Gorsuch’s appearance on Fox News didn’t go over well with liberals.
Proving just how out of touch he is with reality — that being that his network is a de facto propaganda platform for the left — CNN’s Brian Stelter whined about the jurist appearing on “one of the most partisan shows on TV.”
“Justice Neil Gorsuch is on ‘Fox & Friends’ right now,” he tweeted. “The Q: How is it appropriate for a Supreme Court justice to try to goose sales of his three-month-old book by chatting on one of the most partisan shows on TV?”
Justice Neil Gorsuch is on “Fox & Friends” right now. The Q: How is it appropriate for a Supreme Court justice to try to goose sales of his three-month-old book by chatting on one of the most partisan shows on TV?
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 17, 2019
Never mind that CNN interviews Justice Gorsuch in September, as noted below:
CNN, where you work, interviewed Gorsuch in September https://t.co/cZYdWFIkEc
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) December 17, 2019
A clip from that appearance is seen here:
"I've got great confidence in America, and I say to those who don't, look elsewhere. Where else would you rather be?" Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch sits down with CNN's @arianedevogue for a rare interview.https://t.co/KBIpJKURB6 pic.twitter.com/m6fYviyKbs
— New Day (@NewDay) September 10, 2019
In addition, Justice Sonia Sotomayor appeared on NBC last year to plug her own book, which Stelter, who is CNN’s “chief media correspondent,” conveniently ignored.
Said the man who never noticed Sonia Sotomayor plugging her books on NBC’s “Today.” https://t.co/owAmXFNac5
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) December 17, 2019
Adding to the left’s angst, Gorsuch dared to say “Merry Christmas” while on national television.
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch just appeared on Fox and Friends this morning, making a point to parrot the “Merry Christmas” talking point of the GOP. If he’s willing to go on Fox and throw a shout out to Republican narratives, what ele is he willing to do? pic.twitter.com/doJ5BUEFQg
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) December 17, 2019
On Fox News, Neil Gorsuch made a point to say “Merry Christmas” like he just gained the freedom to say it under Trump. This guy is such a worst case scenario of a stolen Supreme Court seat. pic.twitter.com/qf7YKbF3uy
— SeanKentComedy (@seankent) December 17, 2019
Everytime Neil Gorsuch trends remember Merrick Garland. Everyime Brett Kavanaugh trends remember Dr. Christine Ford. The Supreme Court is tainted and compromised. Let's hope Justice Roberts puts the integrity of the judiciary over party and ideology but…don't hold your breath.
— Wajahat "Abu Khadija" Ali (@WajahatAli) December 17, 2019
I don't object to Gorsuch promoting his book (I mean, it's weird but he's not the first). But appearing on Fox & Friends and not news programs on other networks is a bad look.
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) December 17, 2019
So Gorsuch is trending because he went on Fox News. RBG has done interviews with NPR, CNN, MSNBC over the past few years, and spoken in openly partisan fashion.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 17, 2019
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