The GOP in the Senate has refused to have hearings if Obama presents them with a nominee.
The GOP is refusing to do what is not just their ethical duty as Senators, but their LEGAL duty. “he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint … Judges of the supreme Court.” (Article 2)
There is a danger here that is not to be ignored.
The entire government of the United States is based on the legal power of the Constitution. When one of the most powerful parts of the government decides not follow the Constitution, to break the law, we are facing a terrifying future.
Because if the people we elect are not constrained by the constitution then they can do whatever they want. They have no limits. We will be paying them to follow whatever base desires for power, or destruction, or greed that they choose.
We are facing a critical juncture here. No matter what your politics, the constitution is the spine of our freedom, our rights and our country. It cannot be ignored merely because it is not convenient or for ANY reason.
Even if they wait until after the election, what is the precedent? Where is the cutoff? Does it set up a future payback from the Democrats if the Senate Majority changes. Its insanity that must be cutoff at the knees.
We must not allow the Senate to pretend they have the right to do this. We ought to stand in the streets all over this country protesting the criminality of a group of people who have so lost touch with reality that they think they can rewrite their constitutional obligations. That they can be criminals and its OK because they are Senators.
We need to wake them up. Please write your senator and object to this. Do not let the Senate ignore their legal obligation.