This is such an important issue to discuss in full, I have researched in depth and am providing you with complete details of the initial unwarranted attacks on President Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court. I have edited the story extensively, but even then it is a little over 1000 words. So today I’m giving you the first half of the evidence. Tomorrow I will give you “the rest of the story” in “Pelosi vs. Gorsuch: Part II. Please devour, fact check, and please let me know your thoughts.
Let the attacks begin. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is the Minority Leader in the House. She has a past of publicly making unsubstantiated claims against conservatives and conservative causes, copying the habits of former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in which he made outlandish allegations against people that were later proven to be false. Their purpose is simple: the first “news” that comes out is what 90% of the receivers of that news believe is factual no matter if there is a later retraction. Pelosi jumped right into that practice immediately attacking Judge Neal Gorsuch after his SCOTUS nomination:
“Elections have ramifications, and here is a living, breathing example of it,” Pelosi said. “The president, in 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.”
“What saddens me the most as a mom and a grandmother, though, is his hostility toward children in school, children with autism,” Pelosi said. “He has ruled that they don’t have the same rights under the [Individuals With Disabilities Education Act] that they could reach their intellectual and social advancement under the law — he has said that doesn’t apply to them.”
These charges by Pelosi are everywhere today in written news stories worldwide. Here’s the problem: liberal news media outlets have been proven again and again through the recent Presidential election cycle to neglect to ascertain the voracity of statements made to them by their news sources — in this case Nancy Pelosi.
Historical news editorial policy was to verify information from any source before ever releasing it as news. No need to say how important this would be regarding a Supreme Court nominee. But Pelosi immediately began making public allegations that came from a lengthy Democrat talking points document prepared by a liberal organization. They actually prepared such documents to attack ANY of the three judges said to be possible candidates for SCOTUS appointment.
Liberals know that few Americans take time to fact-check such charges. I will not bore you with all the details of Gorsuch’s many opinions written regarding cases brought before his Court, but he wrote 11 of the issues referenced by Pelosi. I read the entire opinion of one of the three he penned in which his recommendation was to overturn the lower court finding. I reference below his finding which Pelosi so aggressively attacked: Judge Gorsuch’s written opinion in the autistic child case. (the link to that opinion is below. The finding of the Court linked to below is lengthy. Please take time to read it. It’s VERY important. I will go into the details of the finding in tomorrow’s blog post and document that the Liberal Left have since the election crafted a formal talking-point-document for all liberals to use in attacking any of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominees.
Part II of this story will be posted tomorrow (Friday). Thanks for reading!