Sen. Grassley praises Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee made opening remarks at Gorsuch's confirmation hearing.
2:13 | 03/20/17

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Orwell on everybody to this confirmation hearing on the nomination of judge Neil corset. No matter your politics. For all of these reasons. You should be concerned about the preservation of our constitutional order. And most importantly the separation of powers. And if you're concerned about these things as you should be. I want you to meet. George neo courtship. Fortunately for every American. We have before us today. It nominee whose body of professional work is defined. By an unfailing commitment. To these principles. His graphs. On the separation of powers including judicial independence. In light Evans whose body of work. As he explains quote to the founders. The legislative and judicial powers were distinct by nature. And their separation was among the most important liberty protective devices. Of the constitutional design and old. About the executive he writes. That through hope. The hard won experiences. Under a tyrannical king the founders found proof. Of the wisdom of government. Of separating our news and world. The judge's. Job our nominee says. Is to deliver on the promise that all that hope all editors. Richard pour. Mighty are weak. Will receive equal protection under the law and due process. For their grievances and world. The nominee before us understands that any judge worth his salt will hope. Regularly issued judgments when which they disagree. As a matter policy. All because they think that's what the law fairly demands and hold. Fundamentally. That is a difference between a legislator. And a judge. All of us should keep this in mind during the course. Of this hearing.

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