Feinstein began by noting she was “deeply disappointed” that Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, did not get the luxury of a hearing. Nevertheless, she said it is now the committee’s job to determine whether Gorsuch is a “reasonable mainstream conservative” fit for the highest court in the land.
She did not seem to have much confidence in the nominee. Feinstein is disturbed by Gorsuch’s originalism, she argued, because she believes the concept “ignores the intent of the framers.”
“It’s a framework on which to build,” she said. “I firmly believe the Constitution is a living document that evolves as our country evolves.”
She obviously has a different idea of what the framers intended. I don’t believe the framers meant for it to be a “living document.” I believe they meant for it to limit the powers of the government to benefit the people. That’s why it is so difficult to amend and change. If they wanted it to “evolve,” they would have said so and made changing it much easier.