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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) began the confimation hearing of Judge Neil Gorsuch by emphasizing her disappointment that President Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, was denied a hearing. She went on to explain that Gorsuch is no “reasonable mainstream conservative,” but rather a deeply disconcerting “originalist.” But that isn’t the only worry Democrats should have about him.
Here are four reason why Trump’s pick may not even represent those who voted for him.
1. The Frozen Trucker
“Last year Judge Gorsuch sat on a case that involved a truck driver who was stranded in the freezing cold for several hours, after his trailer’s brakes froze,” Feinstein said, referencing the case of Alphonse Maddin, the “frozen trucker,” who was fired soon after the incident.
“His employer directed him to wait for a repairman,” Feinstein continued. But no one came.
“The trucker in this case wasn’t fired for refusing to operate his vehicle,” Gorsuch wrote, ruling against his colleagues on the appeals court panel. “Perhaps TransAm should not have fired him,” Gorsuch said, “but Maddin’s only legally protected option was to sit and wait.”
According to a November 2016 study, there is a strong correlation between trucking and Trump. In fact, “Among the 29 states where truck driver is the most common job, all but three—California, Oregon, and Vermont—voted to…