Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden said Friday he will oppose Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, saying he is not convinced that Alito will bring an impartial viewpoint to the court.
As opposed to ACLU attorneys who always bring an impartial viewpoint.
“I cannot reconcile the seemingly moderate and amiable jurist of the past few weeks” with Alito’s two-decade record as a federal appeals court judge and official in the Reagan and Bush administrations, Wyden said Friday.
Read: He doesn't support a woman's right to kill a baby for conveniance.
The goal post for what it takes to confirm a judicial nominee has moved dramatically. It is no longer good enough to say that the Judge is "qualified" but now his personal views are reason to disqualify him or her. I hope that we remember this next time a Democrat nominates someone.
Republicans should oppose anyone who supports Roe V. Wade. The litmus test needs to work both ways.