Hey, Congress: Do your damn job!

If Republicans refuse to accord Obama the same right that they gave Raygun in February, 1988, then they are braying their hypocrisy for all the nation to hear in an election year. Please note this self-serving, self-dealing, despicable act by Conservatives. Don’t give Republicans the White House — and with it, the Supreme Court — take the Congress from these [expletive deleted].

 

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren 

The sudden death of Justice Scalia creates an immediate vacancy on the most important court in the United States.

Senator McConnell is right that the American people should have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court justice. In fact, they did — when President Obama won the 2012 election by five million votes.

Article II Section 2 of the Constitution says the President of the United States nominates justices to the Supreme Court, with the advice and consent of the… Senate. I can’t find a clause that says “…except when there’s a year left in the term of a Democratic President.”

Senate Republicans took an oath just like Senate Democrats did. Abandoning the duties they swore to uphold would threaten both the Constitution and our democracy itself. It would also prove that all the Republican talk about loving the Constitution is just that — empty talk.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

grassley-hypocrisy

Grassley hypocrisy from Democratic Underground via Occupy Democrats.