CV members who support Trump have been quick to try and set us straight.
We remain skeptical of a President Trump. But on one thing he’s right:
Voters should have a say in filling this crucial Supreme Court vacancy. That means the Senate should not confirm any nominee until we have a new President next year.
This morning President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to replace the recently deceased Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court. Garland is the chief judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The 63-year old judge is considered by some to be a “moderate.”
Now… I know you won’t fall for this trick.
We have come to learn the hard way that “moderate” simply means someone willing to trample on the Constitution not as rapidly as others.
Judge Merrick Garland has praised the papers of the late Justice Harry Blackmun — author of the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision — as a “great gift to the country.” And this morning, the billion dollar abortion giant Planned Parenthood endorsed him.
That’s all we need to know.
Replacing Justice Scalia need not dwell on Merrick Garland, or any other nominee this year. Our position is simple: the GOP should follow the tradition of the Senate, and the position taken by Democratic Senators Schumer and Joe Biden: No Supreme Court confirmations during a presidential election year.
After all, it was Joe Biden who said in 1992:
With a fifth liberal vote on the Court, the right to same-sex marriage will inevitably be interpreted to equate the defense of traditional marriage with hate speech and discrimination. What you and I believe about marriage and the family could become illegal!
Our last line of defense is the United States Senate.
We worked hard in 2014 to hand control of the Senate to the Republicans — as a check against Obama’s power. Now the Senate Republicans must hold the line and say: No Hearings. No Vote.