‘A lot of things that are constitutional are stupid’: Liberal law expert stunning take on filling court seat

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Far-left Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe admitted on Fox News’ “Fox News Sunday” that there’s nothing unconstitutional about President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

However, he also accidentally revealed what appeared to be his true feelings — his very negative true feelings — about the U.S. Constitution.


“I’m not suggesting it’s unconstitutional to go ahead [with Barrett’s confirmation hearings]. It’s perfectly constitutional,” he first said.

He then added, “But a lot of things that are constitutional are stupid.”

What was that supposed to mean?

Listen starting from the 2:00 minute mark below:


(Source: Fox News)

Responding to Tribe’s assertion, political commentator Katie Pavlich suggested he was in effect saying that “there are a lot of things in the constitution that are stupid.”

To her and other conservatives, it seemed to be a perfect distillation of how the Democrat Party genuinely feels about the U.S. Constitution and, in fact, America.

Look:

Tribe’s bombshell remarks were preceded by him complaining about what he later admitted was a “perfectly constitutional” nomination.

“My view is that the nomination should certainly have awaited the results of the election. We’ve never, never jumped the gun this quickly,” he said.

Fact-check: FALSE.

“President Gerald Ford’s nomination of John Paul Stevens in 1975 took just 19 days from nomination to confirmation, and the Senate took 33 days to confirm President Ronald Reagan’s 1981 nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor,” The Heritage Foundation notes.

Moreover, 22 additional former presidents have made election-year nominations.

Tribe added, “It’s basically five weeks away. People are already voting. Whatever the rule might have been in the case of Merrick Garland, where the GOP kept the seat vacant for over 400 days, the idea that we need to rush ahead with a lifetime appointment that Judge Barrett herself would readily acknowledge will make a huge difference in the tilt of the court on healthcare, on women’s reproductive rights, on voting rights — the idea that we can’t wait a few days is ludicrous. There’s no reason for it, and I really think the nomination is misguided.”

Coupled with his comments about the nomination being “perfectly constitutional,” it seems clear that the only reason Tribe’s so fervently opposed to Barrett being confirmed to the high court is because of politics.

Tribe is a Democrat, and as a Democrat, he doesn’t want a conservative replacing the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And so even though he himself admitted that it’s “perfectly constitutional,” he’s against it.

This ought to come as no surprise …

Laurence and other members of the left have long displayed a conspicuous distaste for America’s norms, as demonstrated by their eager willingness to impose Supreme Court term limits, pack the high court, end the filibuster, etc.

During Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings in 2018, Tribe and a colleague at Harvard joined a movement to expand the court. Why? Because of politics, of course.

“The time is overdue for a seriously considered plan of action by those of us who believe that McConnell Republicans, abetted by and abetting the Trump Movement, have prioritized the expansion of their own power over the safeguarding of American democracy and the protection of the most vulnerable among us,” he said at the time.

Two years later, he’s now essentially calling the U.S. Constitution stupid as his party of choice, the Democrat Party, threatens to basically gut it unless Republicans abstain from confirming Barrett to the high court.

Again, it all seems so very telling of how the Democrats genuinely feel.

Vivek Saxena

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V. Saxena is a staff writer for BizPac Review with a decade of experience as a professional writer, and a lifetime of experience as an avid news junkie. He holds a degree in computer technology from Purdue University.
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