When was the last time you could name a statesman in Congress? A person willing to put partisan politics aside to cooperate, negotiate and compromise in order to pass legislation that was important to the well being of the people and country as a whole.
Our Congress is made up of members who are willing to see government shut down rather than work together; members who believe they have “the only right” answer and would rather see programs and policies fail if they can’t win.
Our government is made up of three branches: the legislative, executive and judicial. Each of these has specific jobs to do. In the case of federal judges, including Supreme Court justices, the Constitution states that the president will name the judge with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Senate is currently holding the executive branch hostage by refusing to even consider the many judicial appointments that have been made in the last three years.
There are over 100 vacancies in the federal court system. The refusals are a political move and not in the best interests of the federal courts of the United States. We need judges appointed now.
Sue Sharp, Boise