The Gorsuch confirmation; ‘Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution’

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Guests: Ganesh Sitaraman, Ed O’Keefe

Growing economic inequality is destroying our democracy.  That’s the thesis of Vanderbilt Law School associate professor GANESH SITARAMAN’s new book, The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution.  Sitaraman argues that the founding fathers wrote the Constitution with the assumption that the middle class would remain strong.  But the widening gap between the rich and poor has weakened the foundations of our government.  Sitaraman, who also served at Senator Elizabeth Warren’s policy advisor, joins Marty to talk about how inequality erodes our constitutional system and possible solutions.  But first we check in with Washington Post congressional reporter ED O’KEEFE on the expected confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.  The clash in congress lead to a Senate rules change yesterday known as the “nuclear option.”

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