Tensions continue to escalate in Washington DC after the resignation on the Supreme Court by Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Known as a “swing vote” on the court, Kennedy was the focus of many intense discussions on high profile cases because he was such a wildcard in terms of how he may vote on key legislation.
He did not fit the traditional left/right paradigm.
As we all well know, Trump appointed the Honorable Neil Gorsuch as the newest SC Justice, after Obama failed to get his nominee pushed through on his way out of the White House door.
That move had angered a LOT of Democrats and now they are already attacking the next nominee, despite the fact that President Trump has not named one.
Now, ideologically, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (or RGB as she is known) leans so far left she is barely visible out there on the edge of the political spectrum.
Justice Gorsuch is a strict Constitutionalist in the vein of the man he replaced, Justice Scalia.
During a recent oral argument, he said to one attorney “[m]aybe we can just for a second talk about that arcane matter, the Constitution.”
RBG fired at Gorsuch, trying to shut him down, but it didn’t work.
He continued asking questions, one coming less than a minute after RBG tried unsuccessfully to shut him up.
They traded barbs again just a week later during oral argument in another case.
Gorsuch, again, wanting to follow the Constitution. RBG, on the other hand, noting how the SCOTUS has otherwise interpreted it.
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It could just be a seniority thing; however RGB made it quite clear during the election what she though of Trump: “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president.
For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be –I don’t even want to contemplate that.”
And this: “He is a faker. He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns?”
Me thinks RGB may be taking out her feelings on Gorsuch now.