‘I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” These were the words of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to a group of pro-choice demonstrators gathered while oral arguments were being made regarding a law with pro-life implications. Chief Justice John Roberts rebuked the senator, saying his remarks were dangerous and threatening.
The U.S. Senate determines if a nominee gets a seat on the Supreme Court and the candidate appears first before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Judge Robert Bork was nominated in 1987. He was considered a brilliant jurist. Still the most important thing to the Senate was not his qualifications, but rather his judicial philosophy. Bork was an originalist and felt Roe was bad law and he wasn’t alone.