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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sen. Schumer: Judge Gorsuch Is Why Elections Matter

On Tuesday, the full Senate began consideration of the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, with the end looming for the 60-vote requirement to break an expected Democratic blockade. 

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer tried to twist the confrontation, claiming a false equivalency with the failure of Merrick Garland’s nomination: “We lost one, they lost one,” he said. “We should now get in a room and come up with a compromise.” 

Back up, Senator: You lost Garland because voters granted control of the Senate to Republicans in 2014. You’re likely to lose on Gorsuch because they did so again in 2016. A ridiculous equivalency claim will not blunt the will of the people.

Pop quiz, hotshot: Who uttered these words? “You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? … Go out there and win an election.” That would be President Barack Obama in 2013, essentially telling Republicans “Elections matter. I won; you lost. Deal with it.” 

Your turn, Sen. Schumer.