Neil Gorsuch Shut Down Democratic Senator Over Sexism Allegations

Watch: Neil Gorsuch Shut Down Democratic Senator Over Sexism Allegations

Matt Vespa |Posted: Mar 21, 2017

Guy already wrote about the sexism smear that was going to be used to portray Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch as a sexist and anti-woman. It revolves around a question about maternity leave. Gorsuch asks this question in front of his students while teaching an ethics class at the University of Colorado Law School, a position he’s had for several years.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that he was going to bring this up at the hearings, a throwback to the Democrats’ war on women attacks.

“Did you ask your students in class that day to raise their hands if they knew of a woman who had taken maternity benefits from a company and then left the company after having a baby?”

Gorsuch vociferously denied that he asked this question, the source of which comes from a student who worked as a Democratic operative for former Sen. Tom Udall (D-CO). He said that he teaches from a standard textbook, which has this glaring omission in it—and it’s directed at young women. What happens when an older female partner asks a younger female lawyer if she thinks she will get become pregnant soon at a job interview? He noted how young lawyers often graduate with massive debts, which inhibits them from not only take on public service work, but a job that could help them relieve their crushing school loans thanks to this absurd question. He said you can answer honestly and not get the job, you can lie and get the job, or you can pushback in some fashion. And that is where Gorsuch says he has a debate with his students, weighing the pros and cons in a “Socratic dialogue” on how to answer that question. Here’s the real question he asks in his class when this issue comes up: “How many of you have had questions like this asked of you in the employment environment; an inappropriate question about your family planning?

Gorsuch said he finds it disturbing how many young women raise their hands in his class. He noted that former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was a victim of it, as was his own mother when she graduated law school in the 1960s. He thanked Sen. Durbin for allowing him to clear up this groundless smear.

Jeffrey Toobin ✔ @JeffreyToobin
Wow, did #gorsuch just demolish durbin in that exchange about the law school incident…
1:08 PM – 21 Mar 2017

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2 comments on “Neil Gorsuch Shut Down Democratic Senator Over Sexism Allegations

  1. Neil Gorsuch Is Such A Sexist Homophobe That He Was ‘Thrilled’ When His Former Clerk Married His Partner

    Matt Vespa |Posted: Mar 21, 2017

    Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch is meeting the usual attacks from the Left. He’s anti-worker, anti-woman, and not a friend of the LGBT community. The latter is especially interesting since both Gorsuch isn’t easily “pigeonholed” on the issue, according to friends of the jurist, both gay and straight, Democratic and Republican. The New York Times reported in February, that when his former clerk married his husband in 2014, Gorsuch was “thrilled,” hardly the reaction from an anti-gay spawn of Satan, which is how the Left views this man:

    Phil Berg was nervous as he prepared to tell Neil Gorsuch he was gay.

    AIDS was still in the headlines at the time, the early 1990s, and same-sex marriage was a far-fetched notion. Some of Mr. Berg’s other friends had not reacted well to his news. So he moved with caution, slipping the word “boyfriend” casually into conversation with Mr. Gorsuch, his dear friend and Harvard Law School classmate.

    “He didn’t skip a beat,” Mr. Berg, now a corporate lawyer in Manhattan said, recalling how that conversation led to a “special bond” between the two men. “It was a huge deal for me, and it made a lasting impression.”

    […]

    Just this past week [NYT article was published on Feb. 11], the gay author and blogger Michaelangelo Signorile published a piece in The Huffington Post headlined:
    “Why Neil Gorsuch Likely Believes It’s Perfectly Fine to Ban Gay Sex.” In it, he argued that Judge Gorsuch “may be all mild-mannered and cuddly, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t in a heartbeat deny your very existence under the Constitution if you happen to be queer.”

    Against that backdrop, the judge’s gay friends — both Democrats and Republicans — find themselves vouching for him.

    “I said, “Listen, I’m a liberal gay Jew from New England and you were appointed by George W. Bush, and I want to make sure I’m not going to be uncomfortable here,’” said Joshua Goodbaum, a former clerk of Judge Gorsuch, recalling his 2008 job interview.

    And when Mr. Goodbaum married his longtime partner in 2014 — the year before the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on same-sex marriage — he said, “The judge was thrilled for us.”

    […]

    “Since Ronald and I married,” Mr. Berg wrote on Facebook, referring to Ronald Riqueros, “we have had a standing invitation to stay with Neil and Louise in Denver. And just last week, Neil told me that if they should move to D.C., ‘Our guest room will be waiting.’”

    Yet, for the usual liberal suspects, some things will never change.

  2. Bloviating, preposterous, gravel- voiced, domineering Leahy is making an a__ Of himself again questioning Gorsuch. Too bad Leahy isn’t being questioned before the Heavenly tribunal. His wintness to the Catholic Faith is missing.

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