TOPIC: Anti-Gunners Fearful Of Gorsuch On Gun Rights
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Anti-Gunners Fearful Of Gorsuch On Gun Rights
By Dave Workman
Sen. Richard Blumenthal was on the losing side last year over gun control. (Source: Screen capture, YouTube, CBSN)
Democrat Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has repeatedly let the proverbial cat out of the bag by mentioning that when Judge Neil Gorsuch faces confirmation hearings Monday, the Supreme Court nominee will be quizzed “on his positions on abortion rights and gun control.”
Make no mistake about it, anti-gunners who last year expected the high court balance to shift, either with a Barack Obama nominee or under an anticipated President Hillary Rodham Clinton, cannot abide Gorsuch filling the seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia more than one year ago. Blumenthal, a perennial gun control supporter, noted to CNN Monday that “he’s concerned about Gorsuch’s judicial independence considering that ideologically conservative groups lobbied (President Donald) Trump for his nomination.”
Over the weekend, he told WTNH News that he will ask Judge Gorsuch “about gun control and consumer protection.”
Rest assured that Blumenthal would utter nary a peep if Clinton had won in November and had been lobbied by liberal groups to nominate a liberal anti-gunner to the Supreme Court. The gun prohibition lobby was salivating over this one year ago, perhaps even expecting to reverse the 2008 Heller and 2010 McDonald rulings. Continue Reading →