Elizabeth Warren Calls for Postponement of Gorsuch Hearing Until After Trump FBI Investigation

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) doesn’t think the Senate should proceed forward with the Supreme Court nomination hearings as if there is no Russian smoke clouding President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Warren noted that Gorsuch is up for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court by a President “whose campaign is under FBI investigation… for collusion w/ Russia. Lifetime court appointments can wait.”

Elizabeth Warren has never been afraid to go there — the place where logic and common sense meet and force elected people to say obvious things that others lack the courage to say.

For some reason Republicans are always good at being on message and disregarding any negative feedback, whereas Democrats are a bit all over the place (democracy and all).

Warren’s message is what all Democrats should be saying in public appearances. This is not about revenge or even Gorsuch’s stance on issues. This is about the investigation into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. What kind of insane government would sit back and allow someone under investigation for treason to appoint a lifelong position to the highest place in the third arm of the government, part of the checks and balances that are supposed to make this country work.

The founders never anticipated Congressional Republicans being willing to sell their own country out, so Congress is not functioning as a check and balance due to Republican cowardice or perhaps something more sinister.

The only area of federal government left untainted by Russian control right now is the Supreme Court.

Of course Donald Trump should not be allowed to choose someone to fill the seat that President Obama constitutionally should have filled, but didn’t because Republicans blocked Obama’s excellent choice for no reason.

Republicans blocked Obama’s choice with no reason, but they won’t block Trump’s choice even though there is a good chance he is a Russian Trojan Horse.

Nope. That makes no sense, and Warren isn’t going to pretend like it does. It’s not normal, none of this is normal.

It’s not hyperbole to say our national security and sovereignty are on the line. Anyone who isn’t standing with Elizabeth Warren against moving Gorsuch forward until the FBI finishes its investigation, and indeed all investigations are completed, should not be getting paid by the people to represent them.