Senate Republicans Have the Votes, BUT...

- THE PATRIOT POST - Sep 22, 2020 -

Douglas Andrews

Trump and the GOP must overcome The Mother of All Obstruction Efforts.

With a Monday evening statement of support from Colorado Senator Cory Gardner, Republicans appear to have the votes necessary to move forward with and confirm a nominee to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

So far, the only Republicans who’ve expressed opposition to considering a nominee prior to the November 3 election are Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski and Maine’s Susan Collins. Utah Senator and impeachment turncoat Mitt Romney met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today and announced that he’d “follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the President’s nominee.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, apparently unaware of how our constitutional system of government works, said President Donald Trump has “no right” to confirm a nominee so close to an election.

On the contrary, the president has every right to do this, just as our Constitution dictates within Article II, Section 2. Indeed, a sitting president has an obligation to fill vacancies on the Supreme Court, and that solemn duty isn’t somehow overridden by the election-year caterwauling of his political opposition.

Senator Ted Cruz, as our Mark Alexander noted in his analysis yesterday, provided a brief but compelling history lesson in favor of filling the Ginsburg seat: “Twenty-nine times there has been a vacancy in a presidential election year. Presidents have made nominations all 29 times.” All 29 times.

And, as Trump Communications Director Tim Murtaugh correctly pointed out, “We elect the president for a term of four years, not three years and nine months.”


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