Supreme Court

Gorsuch's Smooth Sailing; Ryancare's Rocky Road

Matt Welch and Thomas Massie among those on tonight's Kennedy

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Sadly, though not to anyone's surprise, today's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch did not feature much in the way of Damon Root-caliber questioning. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) gave unconvincing testimony on behalf of "the little men," Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) asked Gorsuch for a definition of the term "dark money" and asked the judge to call for not-required-by-law disclosure of the people who are spending money advocating his nomination, and the reliably inane Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) spent a good chunk of time drilling into a handful of controversial statements by the man who was Gorsuch's dissertation advisor more than two decades ago. By constantly trying to shoehorn the conversation into some Transitive Property-level association with possible racism/sexism/richism, the Democrats reminded us all of why they are in the governing minority all over the country, even at a time with a historically unpopular (compared to his predecessors at this stage in their careers) president.

We talk about all this and more on tonight's Kennedy (Fox Business Network 8 p.m. ET, with replays at midnight). I am on the Party Panel with BoldTV founder Carrie Sheffield and Wall Street Journal U.S. Editor Glenn Hall, and we also discuss the Democrats' shallow bench, some silly university safe-space policy, and whether legal weed is challenging beer for market share. Also talking Ryancare prospects at the top of the show is beloved libertarian-leaning Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky.

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