FULL: Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing - Opening Statements (DAY 1) FNN

  • Added:  5 months ago
  • Thirteen months after Justice Antonin Scalia's death created a vacancy on the high court, testimony gets underway for the highly credentialed conservative judge, Neil Gorsuch.
    Senate Judiciary Committee begins their multi-day hearing on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Today's hearing will begin with opening statements by Committee Leadership Senators Grassley & Feinstein followed by other Committee Members making opening statements. This session should last between 2 & 2 1/2 hours & will be followed by a break. Then, the nominee will be introduced by home-state Senators Bennet & Gardener, the oath will be administered & Judge Gorsuch will offer his opening statement
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Comments: 74

  • Lorinda Madore
    Lorinda Madore 4 months ago

    Please, do we really need to hear Diane Feinstink? Why not bring her lousey husband up too, Richard Blum, the real estate tycoon who buys from drought stricken farmers and sells to the Chinese. Man Made Drought too. Just ask Jerry Brown he should know, he shut off our, CA water at the source up north. SICK OF IT.

  • T R
    T R 4 months ago

    Politicians love to talk. This hearing could have been cut down to a quarter of the time it took. Seems to me these hearings are nothing more than an opportunity to insult and belittle others.

  • scott baker
    scott baker 4 months ago

    The first paragraphs of Feinstein's statement illustrate that she mis-perceives the judicial role, and did not retain a word of Chairman Grassley's opening (and she is a LAWMAKER).

  • California Gunner
    California Gunner 5 months ago

    The rulings for Corporations bothers me. Corporations are not people and should never be given more rights. This sounds like his (so far) major fault.

  • workwithksmusselman
    workwithksmusselman 5 months ago

    I swear some of those Democrats are sitting there with earplugs in so they can't hear what the other side has to say. They are being so argumentative that they sound like children on the playground at recess!

  • Jomarshun
    Jomarshun 5 months ago

    LOL!
    Why the Comey snippet?

  • aporiac
    aporiac 5 months ago

    These hearings are instructive in showing that the judicial philosophy of Democrats is hatred of America. I hope Americans share my concern about this being a good thing.

  • AM GARCIA
    AM GARCIA 5 months ago

    Republican judges change the law? Does he (Whitehouse) not mean Democrat federal judges who change the law?

  • Jomarshun
    Jomarshun 5 months ago

    Feinstein:
    "Hey! It's wrong to tell someone that taking another's life intentionally is wrong. It might give people ideas.
    Now, let's talk about the most goodliness of gun control."

  • Jomarshun
    Jomarshun 5 months ago

    Feinstein's initial speech:
    Ugh...

  • tech25t
    tech25t 5 months ago

    Mr. Whitehouse 5 v 4!!! 5 v 4!!!! PLEASE!

  • just grəg
    just grəg 5 months ago

    At 2:48:22 the vid switches from the Gorsuch confirmation hearing to that creepy FBI hack, then back again. Why

    • Jomarshun
      Jomarshun 5 months ago

      'Cause reliable editing is why.


  • Michael Klein
    Michael Klein 5 months ago

    very happy with this appointment. Sad that the Supreme Court has become politically motivated. Once intended to rule on law in an unbiased setting, it now sets precedent based on the justices' political preference. #MakeSCOTUSGreatAgain

    • Bob Leroy
      Bob Leroy 4 months ago

      Michael Klein the republican screws Americans for
      14 months by not voting on one before. The will pay for this evil political game. That seat is jinks. You watch. Bad karma


  • mikebigslick
    mikebigslick 5 months ago

    But in applying law of course your life experience and views tweak how you choose to apply and interpret that law.

  • Darth nataS
    Darth nataS 5 months ago

    Grassley hit that thing 120 times, and nobody paid any attention to him.

  • Darth nataS
    Darth nataS 5 months ago

    Feinstein so unhappy while Senator Sasse is speaking, lol.

  • Darth nataS
    Darth nataS 5 months ago

    Ms. Feinstein, where does it say in the Constitution that blacks should be slaves, or witches burned at the stake, or that we should or should not have the automobile or the internet? Where does it say in the Constitution that LGBGQT people, or women, do not have individual rights? Where in the Constitution does it say there may not be interracial marriage? Where does it say that a Senator may decide which weapons of what type, and how many we may keep and bear? Many rights of the people have been protected by AMENDING the Constitution, not by ignoring the clear language in it.

    This "living document" philosophy that Feinstein believes in basically just means that she wants to be able to write any law she wants, with no regard whatsoever to the protections we have in the Constitution. Written words either mean what they say, or do not. If they don't, why should we pay any attention to the laws she writes? We can interpret them any way we want.

  • Sonny Cannon
    Sonny Cannon 5 months ago +4

    Bottom line folks,,,  the liberal left-overs are selfish bastards! Sorry to say this, but it's absolutely true!   The liberals love to call the declaration of independence and bill of rights, "LIVING & BREATHING" documents!   LOLOL!  I say yes to that,,  but I see it as those documents are STILL ALIVE, IN THEIR ORIGINAL UNDOCTORED MEANING!!!!   The democraps want to kill those documents!   They want to "Frankenstein" both documents, "chop off this rule,, and sew on that rule"!!  I just can't accept abortion!!!!  No matter what!!!   It's factually the deliberate killing of a LIVING HUMAN BEING, EITHER MALE, OR, FEMALE,, IN GESTATION!!!!  Normal people would NEVER EVEN THINK ABOUT KILLING A BABY WHILE DEVELOPING IN THE SANCTUARY THAT WE CALL, THE WOMB!  Liberals are becoming evil, cretins!  SERIOUSLY!!!!

    • Maria Callous
      Maria Callous 4 months ago

      democrats are marginalized people in today's world...they fear guns because they are around so many and yet, they cannot speak the truth.  They are the ones who use them against each other.


  • Steven Liszkai
    Steven Liszkai 5 months ago

    All I wanna know is: If he gets this gig, then who'll be the next host of America's Funniest Videos? This is troubling.

  • Therese Helmy
    Therese Helmy 5 months ago

    What a great, respectful man.

    • Bob Leroy
      Bob Leroy 4 months ago

      Therese Helmy to bad he is part of an jinks seat that evil Republican's held open for over 14 months. Very bad karma


  • common sense
    common sense 5 months ago

    Why are they not showing the damn judge

  • Muriel Ellis
    Muriel Ellis 5 months ago

    Is Feinstein a clone of Warren or the other way around?

  • Charles Michael Rinehart
    Charles Michael Rinehart 5 months ago +1

    Nice to have Republicans in charge instead of the frauds called Democrats.

    • Maria Callous
      Maria Callous 4 months ago

      Those aren't really democrats.  They have stolen the name to steal votes.  They are really the Marginalized Party.  Their mascot is a rainbow.  The jackass is appropriate on the other hand.


  • Sherry Yarger
    Sherry Yarger 5 months ago +3

    He's right about Roe v. Wade. The killing of a child is not healthcare. Nothing in the Constitution guarantees the right to take a life!

    • Bob Leroy
      Bob Leroy 4 months ago

      Sherry Yarger honey boo boo stop bitching. Abortion are legal in America. You are in the minority Get over it. Don't have one. It's your right


    • Sonny Cannon
      Sonny Cannon 5 months ago

      Yes! Thank you!


    • Sherry Yarger
      Sherry Yarger 5 months ago

      Bologna! The Democrats have blocked voting for President's nominees when other Presidents were in lame duck terms. The Dems forget they did the same thing!


    • Sherry Yarger
      Sherry Yarger 5 months ago

      I agree with Sen. Hatch! We need an impartial judge to follow the law!


  • 511TBone
    511TBone 5 months ago +2

    It is disconcerting how so many want the Constitution to be something that it is not.

  • Mr. Clark
    Mr. Clark 5 months ago

    Pat Leahy seems senile. During parts of his statements he can barely string sentences together.

  • Chris
    Chris 5 months ago

    3:45:00 Sens. Cruz and Lee are playing against each other on their phones. What game are they playing? ;)

  • Dr. Disaster
    Dr. Disaster 5 months ago

    The Supreme Court should declare this hearing illegal since Congress did not fullfill it's duty as written in the constitution regarding Judge Garland.

  • FLsheepdog1
    FLsheepdog1 5 months ago

    They cry so much we may have to build an Ark! wa wa wah !

  • Dianne Foster
    Dianne Foster 5 months ago +1

    This is about a Supreme Court Justice and whether or not he will uphold the constitution. These democrats are a danger to our democratic republic. Allowing entitled arrogant democratic fools into office allowed Obama to economically destroy America while they sat by and allowed Obama to issue EO to make unconstitutional laws and to steal our constitutional rights. I have no faith in any of the democrats that they will make a decision (any decision) to help the people of this country. They have already demonstrated that they want to take us to the NWO without our permission. Democrats are not aristocracy. They are not entitled to line their pockets while in Congress and allow administrators to break our constitutional laws and to consider themselves above the law. We told you on Nov. 8th, 2016 that we the people had had enough and we gave Trump the Senate, Congress, State governors, and legislatures to help him take our US back from the globalists. We did it not elect Republican because we wanted Republicans we did so because we wanted Trump to have every chance to give us the changes that we want. We are not just deplorables, or right wing, or working class. We are the silent majority standing up to the globalists in the guise of Democratic establishment. You have so corrupted this country that you all need to be cleaned out and next election we will finish you off in the voting booth. We are former democrats, republicans, independents, progressives that have had enough of you corruption. A party that has the nerve to anoint a candidate that was both a liar and a criminal and then seditiously tries to undermine the choice of the US Citizens. We choose the democratic republic not the NWO. We choose to restore our country and repair the damage that the globalists have done.

  • Chris
    Chris 5 months ago

    My father was a truck driver for 35+ years, first in the Marine Corps and then private. He has NEVER done or seen such an asshat truck driver to drive until the gauge was below E. This was neglect as the driver should have planned his entire route out, like my father, before even leaving. If my father was alive today, he'd call the driver an asshat. Just like Sgt Bergdahl, this driver abandoned his responsibility but only after lack of proper planning. After researching this subject, I agree with Judge Gorsuch. It would have been a different story had the driver stopped at a non-authorized TransAm refueling station prior or continued as directed.

  • Dianne Foster
    Dianne Foster 5 months ago

    It is not a judges job to comment on how politicians speak. It is a judges job not to advise, set policy, or make a political decision, but to decide if a law was broken or a law is constitutional. There should only be one question here: as a supreme court justice will you apply the laws as written and whether a law or decision is constitutional.

  • The Piper Report
    The Piper Report 5 months ago

    Wow... Mr. Whitehouse is an idiot. What a biased POS... He said normally Gursuch would get a fair hearing but since Justice Roberts didn't do what they wanted they can no longer believe what Gorsuch says? I wonder if he even read his speech that one of his cronies wrote for him..

  • Dianne Foster
    Dianne Foster 5 months ago +3

    The Democrat that voted to delay the vote will be duly noted and I hope voted out of office in the next election. These democrat globalists have no respect for the American People or our Constitution as they went about letting Obama set about destroying our constitution and economy for the last 8 years. I see Feinstein and i hope she is being investigated for all her corruption. These democratic globalists do not represent the people of this country but themselves and their goals to be the elite in their NWO.
    In the recent months we have low level federal judges right now misusing their powers and trying to stop the President's executive orders. They seem to think that they can make the laws. Obama's administration was an overreach along with his democratic congress trying to take us to the NWO for their own benefit and not the benefit of the citizens.

  • Chris
    Chris 5 months ago

    Sadly, Graham here is another reason why Conservatives are among the most open minded and fighting a losing battle against STUBBORN ass Liberals. Sad.

  • Chris
    Chris 5 months ago

    No Supreme Court nominations in an election year - 1992 Joe Biden www.washingtonpost.com/politics/joe-biden-in-1992-no-nominations-to-the-supreme-court-in-an-election-year/2016/02/22/ea8cde5a-d9b1-11e5-925f-1d10062cc82d_story.html?utm_term=.5408748116fb

    • The Piper Report
      The Piper Report 5 months ago

      It makes me mad that nobody brings that up. I mention that in my videos a lot. That is the greatest rebuke against the evil GOP who were unfair to their man Garland


  • bct110
    bct110 5 months ago +1

    Sen. Feinstein does not understand "originalism."  The Constitution IS a document that can change with the times... but not like she thinks.  If you want to change it, the founding fathers built a way for us to do that.  Unfortunately, there are too many Americans who disagree with Sen. Feinstein, and her ilk, to change what she wants to change... so she prefers to short circuit the legislative/constitutional process and just have the judges make the changes she wants.  The constitution wasn't written that way.  Look it up.  You know who gave the Supreme Court the power the determine a law "unconstitutional"?  Hint: It wasn't the constitution.  It was the Supreme Court that gave ITSELF that power in Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803).  We need more judges who evaluate the law and not twist the law to get the outcome they desire.  If the law is bad, then it is up to CONGRESS to change the law... not 9 unelected, and unaccountable, judges.

  • Bruce Schnur
    Bruce Schnur 5 months ago

    AL Franken is the biggest joke there, a stand up comedian is his background not a lawyer

  • Celtic Phoenix
    Celtic Phoenix 5 months ago

    I see (((communists)))

  • M Hook
    M Hook 5 months ago

    Paid to sleep through a hearing? Really!!

  • Molly Dalton
    Molly Dalton 5 months ago

    Blumethal has done bad things such a lying ass. He is a clinton puppet.

  • Molly Dalton
    Molly Dalton 5 months ago +2

    Klobuchar needs to grow up - emotions colour judgment. Its unprofessional.

  • Dan Hale
    Dan Hale 5 months ago +1

    facts are not changed by feelings

  • Robert Cole
    Robert Cole 5 months ago

    It's a shame that Feinstein's mother didn't have the same view that she did.  What a crack pot!

  • Robert Cole
    Robert Cole 5 months ago +1

    Why is Feinstein even on this committee?  She, by her own words, condemns the constitution and what it stands for.  She, seriously, needs a psychological evaluation.  Brining up mindless drama and banter that matters not.  And we sit here and scratch our heads trying to figure out why our country is where it is today.

  • Molly Dalton
    Molly Dalton 5 months ago +5

    OMGODNESS The constitutuion is not a living document that needs to evolve. Feinstein is batshit crazy.

    • Maria Callous
      Maria Callous 4 months ago

      OMODDNESS-enduring is another way of saying it and living means it changes or adds to the meaning or the interpretation expands.  Muskets were used at the time it was written and today we have M-60s.  Journalism or notes now include internet.  This is living.  It grows.  I do like "batshit" crazy though.  batshit crazy...ok


  • The Piper Report
    The Piper Report 5 months ago +1

    I so want to punch Diane Feinstein in the face. I don't care that she's a hermaphrodite and it could be a hate crime. I really, really want to punch her

    • Maria Callous
      Maria Callous 4 months ago

      You are buying into the drama.  Makes you come down to their level.  Listen with distance.


  • Faith, And Freedom
    Faith, And Freedom 5 months ago +13

    Old hag Feinstein, needs to step aside! Hypocrite!

    • ArtemiaSalina
      ArtemiaSalina 5 months ago

      Feinkenstein, aka Frau Blucher.


    • Faith, And Freedom
      Faith, And Freedom 5 months ago

      Chris I agree 💯%! They need to go! Too much corruption for too long. 👍🏻🇺🇸


    • Chris
      Chris 5 months ago

      90% of Democrat Senators and Congressmen need to step aside. The problem doesn't seem to be so much them though but the DNC puts so much pressure on them and perform illegal, under the table, Soros funded tactics to brainwash the public to keep them in power. Ah the Dem political, money making machine. The internet will be there end... eventually.


  • The Piper Report
    The Piper Report 5 months ago

    Wow the papparazi swarmed him when he sat down lol

  • frank whaley
    frank whaley 5 months ago +25

    There should only be 1 question----will you make your rullings based on the constitutional law as written or by touchy-goody fellings as to what you think they should be.

    • Dan Hale
      Dan Hale 5 months ago

      his or her personal views are irrelevant, their views on their position are the only thing that is important


  • frank whaley
    frank whaley 5 months ago +7

    Stop all the grand standing and get down to asking questions, let him answer then vote.

    • Bob Leroy
      Bob Leroy 4 months ago

      frank whaley republican you an evil jinks on this Supreme Court judge by hold it open for 14 months till a republican president was voted in
      Very bad karma don't take the seat


    • Maria Callous
      Maria Callous 4 months ago

      he's being a tinhorn :)


  • RightAway87
    RightAway87 5 months ago +6

    The partisanship on display here is huge.

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