(ThePatriotSource.com)- Democrats might run Congress for now, but Republican senators aren’t backing down on issues like Critical Race Theory and far-left radicalism, demanding a second hearing with Department of justice nominee Vanita Gupta over her concerning and extremist views.
Eleven Republican senators have demanded that Gupta face another hearing to answer questions about her “misleading statements” given during the last hearing, and her refusal to respond to a number of written questions.
The demand was signed by Senators Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, John Cornyn, Mike Lee, Ben Sasse, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Tom Cotton, Thom Tillis, John Kennedy, and Marsha Blackburn. The letter specifically outlines how Gupta misled the committee over the following issues:
(1) Her support for eliminating qualified immunity
(2) Her support for decriminalizing all drugs
(3) Her support for defunding the police
(4) Her death penalty record
The letter also reveals how in some cases, Gupta doubled down on the misleading statements she made in the hearing, and that many of the responses she gave to senators who had questioned were copied-and-pasted and totally irrelevant.
Senator Ted Cruz stole the show earlier in March when he took Gupta to task over her horrible position on freedom of speech, asking her to explain her belief that the first amendment is not an absolute right. She made the comment on Twitter, suggesting that the right to free speech comes with “responsibilities.”
This is spot on: Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Know What the First Amendment Is For. He thinks it’s a floating right that carries no responsibilities. https://t.co/hUNCagHsN8
— Vanita Gupta (@vanitaguptaCR) October 24, 2019
Cruz asked Gupta whether she has ever defended the speech of somebody she disagrees with, and she couldn’t answer then and still can’t answer now.
The most recent questions that Gupta refused to answer were published in full by conservative news outlet Breitbart here, and they are very interesting indeed.
Chuck Grassley, for instance, asked Gupta about her position on religious freedom and her claim that it is “not an absolute right.”
“You replied with a statement of support for religious freedom but did not answer my specific questions. One, do you stand by this statement? Two, is it a correct understanding of the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act?” Grassley asked.
She didn’t answer.
The hearing is by no means guaranteed, but should it happen, it’s bound to come with a number of horrific moments for Gupta being totally incapable of defending her past statements.
…not that it matters to President Joe Biden.