Judge K’s reaction to the interrogation is understandable given the irrational attacks on his personal character, but I wish he had been more rational, less emotional, less focused on himself, and more focused on the rule of law and the importance of our Constitution.
I wish he had said that if the Representatives and Senators would quit scrambling for votes and contributions and catering to lobbyists, do their jobs as intended by the constitution, focus on critical and vital national issues rather than those best left to the extremely diverse states with diverse interests, and demonstrate some national fiscal responsibility, it would be very rare for the Supreme Court to be in the news and it would also be very difficult for Presidents to rule by Executive Order.
Our Congress is a mess, catering to and reinforcing the extremes, and that has resulted in the whole system being out of order, presidents acting like, and being treated like, kings and special interests whining and running to the Supreme Court for decisions.
We are in a period of great national selfishness and mutual disrespect. Congress should downplay party lines and cooperate enthusiastically and energetically to reduce the amplitude of the currently wild swings of the ideological pendulum. They are supposed to be the smart ones, aren’t they?
If I were a Democrat, I hope I would have the courage to vote for Judge K based on his legal qualifications and record and deliver the above speech along with my votes. Then I could go home and find meaningful work of some kind after the next election.