After intense blowback and promises of confirmation obstruction for Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, Neil Gorsuch, Trump suggested the Senate employ the “Nuclear Option” to move Judge Gorsuch to Justice Gorsuch.

The Nuclear Option would allow the Senate to confirm Gorsuch with a simple majority as opposed to 60 votes.

“Mitch, go nuclear,” Trump said in a press conference Wednesday:

Before Trump’s SCOTUS pick was announced, protesters crowded around the Supreme Court, complaining about any pick President Trump might make. Once Gorsuch was officially named, Democrats began their largely baseless attacks.

The best liberal meltdowns (so far):


As soon as Trump formally announced Gorsuch as the official SCOTUS nominee, Democrats (and MSNBC) began labeling him as out of the “mainstream”. “Mainstream” was used far and wide as was “consensus candidate.” Forget finding a SCOTUS justice who would impart strict textualist like Justice Scalia, Democrats insist on a “mainstream” “consensus candidate” read: not a Constitutional adherent that could weaken the progressive coup.

Liz Warren, right on cue:

Nancy Pelosi claiming Gorsuch is “hostile” towards children with autism:

This one is my favorite.

“The president and his first appointment to the court, and hopefully his only appointment to the court, has appointed someone who has come down on the side of corporate America versus class action suits, on securities fraud, he’s come down against employees’ rights, clean air, clean water, food safety, safety in medicine and the rest. If you care about that for your children, he’s not your guy. Gabby Gifford’s group, the group for responsible solutions relating to gun safety, said that he comes down on the side of felons over gun safety. Hostile to women’s reproductive rights. Hobby Lobby case, for example. The list goes on and on. Criticized progressives for bringing cases that relate to LGBT progress, taking those cases to the court. What saddens me the most as a mom and a grandmother, though, is his hostility towards children in school, children with autism. He has ruled that they don’t have the same rights under the IDEA that children — that they could reach their intellectual and social advancement under the law. He has said that doesn’t apply to them. He’s come down against them under the ADA, as well, and again under IDEA. So it’s a very hostile appointment [indecipherable] fellow, well met, lovely family, I’m sure. But as far as your family is concerned, and all the — if you breathe air, drink water, eat food, take medicine, or in any other way interact with the courts, this is a very bad decision. Well outside the mainstream of American legal thought. Not committed to Supreme Court precedents, Supreme Court precedents.”

When “Constitutionalism” became “far right extremism”:

“Hostile towards women’s rights:

“Constitution.” I do not think it means what you think it means.

Sen. Leahy is also not impressed:

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