Tell Republican Senators: You Must Do Your Job and Give Obama's Supreme Court Pick a Fair Hearing

UPDATE: President Obama has chosen Merrick Garland as his Supreme Court nominee. Now that the president has done his job, it's time for members of the Senate to do theirs.

After Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly, the Senate GOP immediately pledged to obstruct any attempt by President Obama to fulfill his constitutional obligation to nominate a replacement. Since then, the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have doubled down on their commitment to block consideration of any nominee until the next president takes office by announcing that they would not even hold hearings or meet with the nominee, regardless of who it is. Never in history have Senators preemptively refused to even consider a Supreme Court nomination before knowing the nominee's name.

The bottom line is this: There is no election year exception to Article II of the Constitution. As Nan Aron and Kyle C. Barry wrote in The Nation, the election to determine who shall fill this Supreme Court vacancy already happened “in 2012, when the American people elected President Obama to another four-year term that still has 11 months remaining.”

Tell the Republican leadership and all US Senators: Do your job. Give fair consideration and a timely up-or-down vote to President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.


(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)



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Number Date Name Location
21165 1 year ago Linda Hall WA Elections have consequences, you cowards. Suck it up and do your jobs.
21164 1 year ago Daniel Herman DC
21163 1 year ago Bryan Sudbury UT The GOP simply should not have the choice to ignore the Constitution.
21162 1 year ago Sheryl Goodwin FL
21161 1 year ago C. Moore CO I want our elected officials to do their jobs and STOP PLAYING POLITICS - this is your job. Now do it!
21160 1 year ago Norman Wright CA
21159 1 year ago Andy Laing
21158 1 year ago ADAN TREVINO
21157 1 year ago harry conwell MD Don't tell us you love this country if you consistently refuse to do your duty under its Constitution.
21156 1 year ago Steven Smith VT It is time to do your job. Stop the obstruction that has been going on for the last 7 years! Oh, I forgot the GOP has not done thier job since 2008. I guess this will land on deaf ears.
21155 1 year ago Casey Reed NM GOP Best corrupt "Great Oligarchy Party"

Racism is not invisible, materialism is hostile to humanism and democracy, so republicans are representatives of Corporate Feudalism.
21154 1 year ago Phebe Watson NC
21153 1 year ago Peggy Zherdev CA You are in a position to represent this country. Please do so as set forth in our constitution. Obstructionism is not putting our country in an advantageous position. It makes us seem disconnected a...
21152 1 year ago Don Adams GA the Senate has an obligation to promptly and fairly consider the president’s nominee. Refusal to even consider the nominee regardless of his or her qualifications and to preemptively reject the nomi...
21151 1 year ago Grant Hoos CA The president has nominated a supreme court justice. If you object to this justice's credentials hold a hearing and vote against his appointment. If you have no objections to his credentials confirm...
21150 1 year ago Ida Cronin
21149 1 year ago michael nelson NY do the job you were elected to do, which is to govern not just be a road block. if you will not do your job, resign.
21148 1 year ago Douglas Pilcher AZ Is impeding the Constitution really in your job description?
21147 1 year ago Laura Hagan MI
21146 1 year ago James Berg IL
21145 1 year ago James Fogelman FL An person court is just wasting tax payers money. There have already been cases that are deadlocked due to the republican senate not doing their jobs. Our country can not wait to take care of seri...
21144 1 year ago Hemali Shah CA
21143 1 year ago Gary Tracy NV Stop politicizing the supreme court and do your job.
21142 1 year ago Anonymous
21141 1 year ago Edward Estrella AZ
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