MSNBC Worried Gorsuch Thinks Human Life Is ‘Valuable’

During the 10 a.m. ET hour on Wednesday, correspondent Chris Jansing openly cheered on Democratic California Senator Diane Feinstein for attacking Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch early in day three of his confirmation hearing: “Dianne Feinstein certainly went after him on a number of issues that are critical to progressives. Abortion, euthanasia at the top of the list.”

After playing a portion of Gorsuch discussing a book he wrote on euthanasia before becoming a judge, Jansing advanced a radical pro-abortion sentiment as she warned: “I will refer to the part of the book that concerns a lot of people who believe in the woman's right to choose. ‘Human life is fundamentally and inherently valuable and the taking of life by private persons is always wrong.’”

While celebrating Feinstein’s partisan smear of Gorsuch, Jansing touted that the California Democrat “talked very movingly about how, when she was a judge, she had to sentence women to prison for having an abortion. How she lived in a time when college students had to raise money to send someone to Mexico or women committed suicide.”

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The reporter then dutifully promoted the liberal lawmaker’s insulting response to the Judge’s thoughtful answer on the issue: “Feinstein was very clear also that she wasn't convinced, saying, ‘You have been able to avoid specificity unlike anyone I have ever seen before.’”

MSNBC is so deep in the tank for the Democratic Party and the abortion industry that the network opens fire on someone simply for acknowledging the value of human life.

Here is a transcript of the March 22 segment:

10:41 AM ET

HALLIE JACKSON: Check it out, we are dipping in live now to Capitol Hill, where the Supreme Court pick from President trump, Neil Gorsuch, is on day three of his confirmation hearing. Day two of questions from senators on that committee. He's settling back in the room after roughly 11 hours of testimony yesterday, quite the marathon. I want to get over now to NBC’s Chris Jansing, who is joining us from the Hill. Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, is also joining the conversation. Chris, over to you. We've heard quite a lot from Neil Gorsuch over these last 24 hours or so. Talk to me about the stand-out moments and what we've heard so far today.

CHRIS JANSING: Well, Dianne Feinstein certainly went after him on a number of issues that are critical to progressives. Abortion, euthanasia at the top of the list. She talked very movingly about how, when she was a judge, she had to sentence women to prison for having an abortion. How she lived in a time when college students had to raise money to send someone to Mexico or women committed suicide. And she tried to really get a sense from him of where his beliefs were. And a lot of people who have looked at this carefully, because he's never written about this specifically, have looked to his work on euthanasia. In fact, he's written a whole book about it. Here's part of the exchange.

NEIL GORSUCH: A book, in my capacity as a commentator, my doctoral dissertation, essentially, before I became a judge. I'd have to tell you, as a judge, put that aside. And we talked about that. But I'll talk to you about what I wrote in the book because I think that's fair. What I wrote in the book is I agree with the Supreme Court in the Cruzan decision that refusing treatment – your father, we've all been through it with family. My heart goes out to you. It does. And I’ve been there with my dad, okay. And others. And at some point you want to be left alone. Enough with the poking and the prodding, “I want to go home and die in my own bed in the arms of my family.” And the Supreme Court recognized in Cruzan that that's a right in common law to be free from assault and battery effectively.

JANSING: There was a very respectful exchange there, but Dianne Feinstein was very clear also that she wasn't convinced, saying, “You have been able to avoid specificity unlike anyone I have ever seen before.” And if I can, just really quickly, I will refer to the part of the book that concerns a lot of people who believe in the woman's right to choose. “Human life is fundamentally and inherently valuable and the taking of life by private persons is always wrong.” And so this is going to continue. You have a long day to go. 20 minutes each for every member, which would bring us to about six or seven hours. A lot less than the almost 12 hours of yesterday. But we expect some more of those difficult exchanges, Hallie.

JACKSON: Chris Jansing there, perched right above that confirmation hearing. Chris, thank you very much.

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