“Mr. Chairman, I’m Not Made of Steel”

With this plea, FBI Director Comey asked for a bathroom recess a few hours into a lengthy open hearing on Capitol Hill held on March 20, 2017.

 

Jessica Meyers

The House Intelligence Committee held an open hearing on March 20th on the active measures being taken to investigate potential Russian influences in the election.

Two hours into the hearing, it was nearly impossible to ignore the number of times FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers both explained their inability to answer certain questions was due to the fact that they couldn’t divulge classified information a public setting. Continue reading ““Mr. Chairman, I’m Not Made of Steel””

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Gorsuch Deserves Confirmation

It seems like there’s a lot of love going around this Valentine’s Day. And if Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein’s exuberance is any indication, Judge Neil Gorsuch may be getting some of that love in his confirmation to the Supreme Court.

There is a lot to say about Gorsuch’s impeccable academic credentials at elite institutions, fantastic writing style, and sterling legal resume. Some liberals have noted that he is not as combative as Justice Scalia was—although perhaps the term bitingly-witty is more accurate.

His most important trait, however, is that he understands his job is to follow the law, not make policy decisions from the bench. His credentials are so impressive both Democrats and Republicans unanimously confirmed him to the tenth circuit court in 2006. Elsewhere, he has been described as the nominee that is “impossible to oppose.” Continue reading “Gorsuch Deserves Confirmation”

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