Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) is on a roll. Before the Senate’s Easter recess, he was all up in arms about confirming Michelle Friedland to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He wanted to delay the recess to get her through. After much hoopla, the vote was finally rescheduled for the Senate’s return on the 28th.
There is no reasonable justification for Reid’s antics. He has already tampered with the confirmation process to rig the system in the majority’s favor. If you remember, Reid broke the rules of the Senate to change cloture rules and make it possible to move nominations with a simple majority. Yet he is still acting as if he is not able to get people through, even when his bogus charge of “unprecedented obstruction by Republicans” has been disproved by the evidence.
His petty meltdowns, of course, serve the purpose of steering us away from what should be the real issue before the Senate: the record of Michelle Friedland. Miss Friedland is yet another radical liberal soldier with an impressive record of activism that would make her a great candidate for liberal political office, but that raises great doubt about her fitness for a judicial position.
Friedland has a distorted view of the proper role of a judge.