Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has become Judge Neil Gorsuch’s chief champion in the Senate Judiciary committee, and the Judge is lucky to have the support. Today, during the first day of hearings over whether or not to confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, Cruz called out his Democrat colleagues for their hypocrisy.

Cruz wondered why, if Judge Gorsuch was so objectionable, the Democrat Party had chosen to remain silent about his confirmation to the federal bench ten short years ago?

“A decade ago, Judge Gorsuch was confirmed by this committee for the federal court of appeals by a voice vote. He was likewise confirmed by the entire United States Senate by a voice vote without a single Democrat speaking a word of opposition. Not a word of opposition from Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, not from Harry Reid or Ted Kennedy or John Kerry. Not from Senators Feinstein, Leahy, or Durbin who still sit on this committee. Not even from Senators Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, or Joe Biden. Not a one of them spoke a word against Judge Gorsuch’s nomination a decade ago. And the question this hearing poses to our Democratic colleagues is ‘what has changed?’ What has changed? Ten years ago Judge Gorsuch was so unobjectionable he didn’t merit even a whisper of disapproval. In the decade since he’s had an objectively exemplary record. By any measure he has shown himself to be even more worthy of the bipartisan support he received back then.”

Throughout the day, Cruz used his Twitter account to show his approval of Judge Gorsuch, to show off some of Gorsuch’s better answers to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and to explain why he is enthusiastically supporting Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation.

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