“Those are not my words and I would never had said them.”
Today was Day Two in confirmation hearings for Trump Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Senators on the Judiciary Committee took turns spending thirty minutes grilling Gorsuch.
When it was Sen. Durbin’s (D-IL) turn to bat, he flamed out. Gloriously.
“Do you believe that there are ever situations where the cost of maternity leave to an employer can justify an employer asking only female applicants and not male applicants about family plans?” Sen. Durbin asked.
To which Gorsuch sternly replied, “those are not my words and I would never had said them.”
“I didn’t say that,” said Durbin, “I asked you if you agreed with this statement.”
“And I’m telling you I don’t,” Gorsuch scowled.
Sen. Durbin repeated accusations published in an NPR post the night before the confirmation hearings began. Former students (Judge Gorsuch is a law prof), alleged Gorsuch “implied that women manipulate companies starting in the interview stage to extract maternity benefits.”
Gorsuch responded with one of the best mic drops of the day.
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