The opportunity for Americans to vote originally allowed the citizenry to choose politicians they believed would work hard for their local and states interests.
Unfortunately, with the gradual transformation of the United States from a collective group of diverse and autonomous states to a massive socialist federal government, those elected to the federal positions, such as the U.S. Congress have now become paramount in the scheme of things.
The problem is the 100 United States Senators can’t keep up with their state and federal responsibilities, ending up double-minded, so each one is given a large budget to hire a staff to do a majority of the research and in general thinking, for them.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is the perfect example of how this scenario on Capitol Hill is failing the voters I mentioned in the article opening.
Schumer faced some online ridicule and mockery after forgetting that Thurgood Marshall, the Supreme Court’s first back justice, served on the court.
As Chuck was attacking Republicans in a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, he erroneously claimed that the Supreme Court had only white male justices until 1981.
“Until 1981, this powerful body, the Supreme Court, was all white men. Imagine. America wasn’t all white men in 1981, or ever,” Schumer said.
“Under President Biden and this Senate majority, we’re taking historic steps to make the courts look more like the country they serve by confirming highly qualified, diverse nominees,” Schumer continued.
Critics of Schumer took to social media to blast him for erasing the historic career of Thurgood Marshall, who served on the Supreme Court for 24 years after being nominated by Democratic President Lyndon Johnson in 1967. Marshall was the first black American to serve on the Supreme Court.
“Whoever wrote this speech is in deep trouble. Thurgood Marshall was appointed in 1967, the first-ever African American justice,” read one tweet.
Whoever wrote this speech is in deep trouble. Thurgood Marshall was appointed in 1967, the first ever African American justice. https://t.co/W98VwnRE5W
— Garrett Ventry (@GarrettVentry) February 3, 2022
“The Senate Majority Leader (and his speechwriter) erasing Thurgood Marshall from the history books is not something I had on my bingo card for today,” joked NRSC communications director Chris Hartline.
The Senate Majority Leader (and his speechwriter) erasing Thurgood Marshall from the history books is not something I had on my bingo card for today. https://t.co/X0ePYqqlfS
— Chris Hartline (@ChrisHartline) February 3, 2022
“Diversity on the Supreme Court is such a hugely important issue to Chuck Schumer that he doesn’t even know about Thurgood Marshall,” read another tweet.
Diversity on the Supreme Court is such a hugely important issue to Chuck Schumer that he doesn’t even know about Thurgood Marshall https://t.co/KRJ6eIUbm6
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) February 3, 2022
Schumer later apologized for the historical snubbing of the great Supreme Court justice.
Sorry that I misspoke earlier today. Of course, I remember the dedication and legal excellence that Thurgood Marshall brought to the Supreme Court.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 3, 2022
“Sorry that I misspoke earlier today. Of course, I remember the dedication and legal excellence that Thurgood Marshall brought to the Supreme Court,” he tweeted.
It is obvious to many, that today’s political leadership are unaware of anything except whatever advances their personal interests, and only address anything else while reading prepared notes and speeches from their hired hands.
Written By: Eric Thompson, host of the Eric Thompson Show.
This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson – Trending Politics
Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author's opinion.
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