Refusing to acknowledge yesterday’s confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch as the newest member of the Supreme Court is of a piece with refusing to accept that Donald Trump is president. In the case of Gorsuch, we heard repeatedly throughout the months-long Schumer-led temper tantrum on the part of Senate Democrats that Republicans “stole” the seat from Judge Merrick Garland, which is frankly foolish. Nothing in the Constitution requires that the Senate vote on a presidential nominee to the high court. Now that a new precedent has been set, count on Democrats to do precisely the same thing when they deem it to be in their best interests.
But that’s years down the road, if ever. And right now, liberals are mad. Take as a case in point a tweet posted yesterday by Ian Millhiser, justice editor for ThinkProgress and author of “Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted”:
Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, concede that Neil Gorsuch is a legitimate member of the Supreme Court.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) April 7, 2017
That’s ten evers: Count ’em. It’s an interesting comment from a blogger who authored a book on the high court.
Needless to say, the taunts were many and biting. Here’s a sample:
@imillhiser You are going to be saying that for 30-40 years, enjoy
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) April 7, 2017
@imillhiser Life time appointment! Now it’s time to replace Ginsberg! I can’t wait!
— Bobbie Sue (@SuePickles80) April 7, 2017
And it will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever matter if you “concede” or not https://t.co/vMHhy3cpSG
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 7, 2017
@imillhiser You’ll still have to follow his rulings. See how this works now?
— spongeworthy (@spongeworthy2) April 7, 2017
— Joe Logue (@Jlogue85) April 7, 2017
— Jared (@jaredstill) April 7, 2017