Neil Gorsuch Was Unanimously Confirmed in 2006 by the Very People Criticizing His Nomination Now!


Is it true that Gorsuch was approved by unanimous consent by the Senate for a court of appeals seat in 2006? Absolutely, and here’s the proof!

CLAIM

Judge Neil Gorsuch was unanimously confirmed to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006.

RATING

TRUE

ORIGIN

On 31 January 2017, President Donald Trump announced his nomination for the Supreme Court to replace the late Antonin Scalia: federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch.  Almost immediately after the announcement, Democratic senators began to voice their opposition to President Trump’s nominee:

schumerComments such as those reproduced above were seen as hypocritical by some supporters, as Gorsuch had been confirmed to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals more than a decade earlier with very little opposition. Conservative web outlets published articles saying that Gorsuch had been confirmed for his current position unanimously and had enjoyed the full support of Democratic senators at the time, including Chuck Schumer, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.

That Gorsuch was confirmed unanimously by the Senate is completely true. According to the a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on the U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations made by President George W. Bush, Gorsuch was confirmed in an “en bloc voice vote” on 20 July 2006.

A Denver Post article published a month before Gorsuch’s 2006 confirmation detailed the Denver judge’s career and noted that he faced little opposition and was considered a shoo-in. In fact, only one Senator, Republican Lindsey Graham, questioned Gorsuch during a twenty-minute Senate committee confirmation hearing:

Denver native Neil Gorsuch seemed headed toward easy confirmation to the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals after gliding through a 20-minute U.S. Senate committee hearing on his qualifications.

Only one senator on the 18-member Judiciary Committee attended the hearing, a signal the nomination is not controversial.

“I have nothing but good things to say about Mr. Gorsuch,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the sole senator at the hearing. Graham worked with the Columbia-, Harvard- and Oxford-educated Gorsuch at the Department of Justice.

Gorsuch’s actual confirmation was also non-controversial. However, stating that Gorsuch received the full support from all quarters may be slightly disingenuous, as individual votes were taken by voice and were not tallied:

Gorsuch’s nomination was approved on a voice vote. Individual votes weren’t tallied because the nomination wasn’t deemed controversial.

Biden and Schumer, however, were members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2006 and, as far as we can find, raised no objections to Gorsuch’s confirmation back then.

Another Congressional Service Research report, this one concerning the appointment process of for U.S. Circuit and District Court nominations, noted that although circuit court nominations require a simple majority vote, most nominees are by custom confirmed unanimously:

Customarily, most circuit or district court nominations have reached confirmation under the terms of unanimous consent agreements. On this procedural track, the Senate by unanimous consent not only takes up nominations for floor consideration, but also arranges for them to either receive up or-down confirmation votes or be confirmed simply by unanimous consent. If a roll call vote is asked for, a simple majority of Senators voting, with a minimal quorum of 51 being present, is required to approve a nomination. 

During the 109th Congress, for instance, the Senate voted unanimously in favor of confirmation during eight roll call votes. Two other nominations (Gorsuch and Bobby Shepherd) were confirmed by an en bloc vote

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Coca-Cola Company Sponsors April as National Arab American Heritage Month! #AmericaFirst Network


Clearing out my junk email this morning, I was taking a drink of Diet Pepsi when I saw an email from Arab America and figured it had to be some spam hoax to get you to click on an evil Russian virus or something, so I made sure my security filters were good and set, then clicked on it, holding my breath…

No bells and whistles. Hmm…what do we have here?

Inside was this courteous invitation to join arms in recognizing and celebrating National Arab American Heritage Month!

Checked out the links, it was legitimate. Website links, contact info, sponsor links, mostly with weird alphabet soup names of companies I’d never heard of.

Meh, no big deal…

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Arab America invites you to recognize and celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month this April!

Celebrating National Arab American Heritage Month April 2017

During the month of April, Arab America formally recognizes the achievements of Arab Americans through the celebration of National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM). Across the country, cultural institutions, school districts, public servants, and Arab Americans will engage in special events that celebrate our community’s rich heritage and numerous contributions to society.

During a time of heightened hate crimes, bigotry, and misunderstanding towards the Arab American community, it is more imperative than ever to use education and information sharing to embrace our culture, dispel stereotypes, and empower the next generation of Arab American trailblazers.

As part of our month-long celebration, Arab America has been asking legislators, city councils, and school board members to issue NAAHM proclamations and adopt our NAAHM curriculum kit. Sent to nearly 100 school districts, the curriculum kit highlights the history of Arab migration to America, geographic understanding of the Arab world, Arab American diversity in faith and language, interesting customs and traditions, issues affecting our community, and our many achievements in business, politics, education, and more.

Among those recognizing NAAHM include Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Arlington Public Schools, Montgomery County Public Schools, the City of Dearborn Heights, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Arab America is also committed to promoting the community’s events and stories through our website and social media platforms during the month of April. Every week, Arab America will feature cultural events taking place throughout the US on our events page, and share compelling success stories of Arab Americans on our blog page.

“Unfortunately, we’re in a time where negative stereotyping and political rhetoric have induced unwarranted hate and bigotry directed against our community,” said Arab America president, Warren David. “We are hopeful that the spirit of National Arab American Heritage Month will restore the dignity our community deserves.”

As the leading provider of digital media to the Arab American community, Arab America will also work alongside diverse partners to host a cross-cultural reception in Washington DC, featuring Arab American leaders, members of Congress, and talented artists.

Arab America encourages members of the community, their friends, the media, educators, and public servants to join us in our formal recognition of April as National Arab American Heritage Month.

Arab America is a digital platform founded with the purpose of reinforcing an accurate image of the Arab American community and the Arab World. Arab America’s mission is achieved by disseminating the latest news, up-to-date events, and cultural and educational resources. With close to four million Arab Americans in the US, Arab America serves as a “bridge” bringing together the diverse communities of Arab Americans.

Nisreen Eadeh

Communications Coordinator

neadeh@arabamerica.com

202-827-4005

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Then, scrolling down the sponsors list, I suddenly  spit the Pepsi all over my monitor…

 

 

Sponsors for National Arab American Heritage Month

Leadership Circle…

Celebrating National Arab American Heritage Month April 2017

 

If you hadn’t known that something was coming, wouldn’t you have spit on your monitor too?

Anyway, I’m just putting this out there for you, if you think it is a great idea for Coca-Cola to be involved with this, more power to you…

But, I’m sticking with my Pepsi!

Here is the link to the website, check it out yourself…

Source: Celebrating National Arab American Heritage Month April 2017

 

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Legendary Singer Carman Licciardello Debuts New President Donald Trump Song {Video}


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Gospel legend Carman Licciardello has written a song for President Donald Trump that takes a look back at the grueling 2016 campaign season. “As a cancer survivor from 2014 I’ve learned to look on the brighter side of life and I hope it’s reflected in my music.”

In his Facebook live video on Thursday that has been viewed over 100,000 times, Carman celebrated his birthday by pulling out his guitar, chatting with fans and singing some songs. The 45-minute video ended with a song dedication he wrote for the 45th president of the United States

Since Trump hadn’t been sworn into office at the time the Facebook Live video was broadcast, the singer decided to compile a few headlines and popular Trump quotes and use them as his song lyric inspiration.

The following is the transcribed lyrics to Carman’s song, “President Trump Blues.”

“He came down the escalator/ He said November I’m the man/ Going out to Washington and kicking a few cans/ Trade deals are awful/ Healthcare’s a dump/ Pack your bags, political hacks I’m going to drain the swamp.

I’m T.R.U.M.P/ the biggest upset that you’ll ever see/ The lefts gone crazy/ The media’s stumped, afraid someday they have to say, President Trump

He said Obama is clueless/ and little Marco is small/ he said Lying Ted ain’t never said one thing true at all/ As far as Mrs. Clinton and all her email stuff/ the people still say every day, man just lock her up

Cuz I’m T.R.U.M.P/ The biggest upset that you’ll ever see/ The lefts gone crazy/ The media’s stumped afraid someday they have to say, President Trump

He said I’ll handle Russia/ China ain’t no sweat/ Mexico still don’t know who they’re dealing with yet/ All illegals/ Hear me one and all/ I got news, I’m changing the rules, I’m going to Build That Wall

Now Hillary’s crying/ she’s mad and she’s ill/ she’s blaming everybody and throwing dishes at Bill/ The president’s in a panic, why’s he making us wait?/ While Hillary’s bitter, Donald’s on Twitter making America great.

Cuz I’m T.R.U.M.P/ The biggest upset that you’ll ever see

They even tried a recount/ People went bezerk/ Actors versus electors, man that didn’t work/ They blamed all the white folks in the USA/ They blamed Russia, Putin, Mickey and Minnie and even the KKK/ The students cried, The Liberals tried, but America had its way/

Now we all have to say to our commander and chief today/ Mr. President Trump.”

Once done with the song, Carman ended the video with a final comment on the political divide between Democrats and Republicans. The 61 year old said he learned a lot from watching all of the election coverage, so he called for understanding.

He said that all voters always only look at the good their candidate has to offer, so in return people should look for the best in eachother. Carman declared that regardless of who’s in power, God is the one who is always in control.

“God is still on the throne, Jesus is still Lord, the Bible is still the word of God. Scripture has made its way all down through the ages. As many presidents that have reigned as many rulers that have reigned, no one has ever been able to take away the presence of the Holy Spirit here on the planet. They have never been able to hinder the Word of God from going forth. And ultimately presidents change, rulers change but the Word of God stays the same. It is always the same, yesterday today and forever.”

Source: The Christian Post

 

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Source: The Christian Post