Video: Sen. Mark Begich says there are 4 women in SCOTUS

Video: Sen. Mark Begich says there are 4 women in SCOTUS

When it comes to decision by the high court, Democrats are not only hypocritical. They are downright ignorant.

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared “that women’s lives are not determined by virtue of five white men.” The reference was to the five white men on the Supreme Court bench and the votes they cast on the Hobby Lobby case. The only problem is that not all of the five white men on the bench voted with the majority. Justice Stephen Breyer voted with the minority, while a sixth male justice, Clarence Thomas, voted with the majority. Somehow Reid ignored Thomas’s presence, perhaps because he is black.

At least Reid got the sexual composition of the court right more or less. Not so Alaska Senator Mark Begich, who in a recent TV interview spoke of the “four women on the high court”:

Simple arithmetic reveals that if there 6 men on the bench and 9 spots in all, that there can be only 3 women. Maybe Sen. Begich needs some remediation in math — or civics.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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