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Recap: Day 2, Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Afternoon Session

Recap: Day 2, Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Afternoon Session

SCOTUS Bladder and the meaning of EVERYTHING

If you are looking for a run down on the morning sessions, Mary covered that here. The most entertaining moment, courtesy of Senator Durbin, who quickly found himself outmatched and outfacted.

Hearings went late into the evening.

Democrats running low on ammo:

Try as they might, Senate Democrats have been unable to nail Gorsuch on any point that might disqualify him for serious consideration to serve on the highest court in the land. Their many attempts to pin Gorsuch to a political leaning have fallen flat, and their one rehearsed gotcha moment exploded in their face.

Feelings were another consistent theme. Gorsuch was asked repeatedly how he “felt” about a wide variety of instances, cases, and political issues.

As it stands, they’ve yet to find fault with Gorsuch except that they don’t like how Merrick Garland was treated by Republicans.

The Al Franken Clown Show Comes to Town:

The entire spectacle was so embarrassing to watch, I almost felt bad for Sen. Franken. Almost.

Franken whipped out a little book and lectured Judge Gorsuch on the plain meaning rule. It was as bad as you’re imagining.

Gorsuch Has the Answer to EVERYTHING:

Sen. Cruz: What is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything?

Judge Gorsuch: 42.

SCOTUS Bladder, an admirable organ:

Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck?

Don’t worry, Judge Gorsuch didn’t know either.

A sacred cow question that didn’t go as planned:

What’s not to love here?

So there’s still MORE testimony?

Yes! Though today a rule was proposed in jest that Senators be prohibited from asking questions already asked.

Hearings start begin at 9:30 tomorrow morning and will be the last of Judge Gorsuch’s testimony. Subsequent hearings will feature individuals endorsing and expressing concern about a Gorsuch confirmation.

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