On March 16, President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court. Senate Republicans vowed beforehand to schedule no hearings or votes on the nomination until after the presidential election. Many Republican senators even refused to meet the nominee as he made courtesy calls on Capitol Hill.
One U.S. senator, Pat Toomey, R-Pa., who is up for re-election, issued a news release and stated the confirmation process should wait until after the election “to give the American people a more direct voice” in picking a justice, a duty that constitutionally belongs to the presiding president with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Aren’t Toomey and his fellow establishment Republicans the same people who are trying to thwart the will of the people by stopping the Trump movement so “The Donald” doesn’t become their party’s nominee? No wonder voters are angry. Hypocrisy reigns supreme.
Establishment Republicans are circling their wagons against Trump for something akin to Custer’s Last Stand ... and we all know what happened to him. In my opinion, the Republicans are well on their way to losing both the presidency and the Senate. Well done.
Robert Blevins, Garden City