McConnell: Senate Won’t Act On Obama Supreme Court Nominee


Courtesy of CNN:

Washington (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued his most definitive statement on Tuesday: There will be no Supreme Court nominee confirmed in President Barack Obama’s final year in office.

In a sharply worded statement on the Senate floor, McConnell bluntly warned the White House that the GOP-controlled Senate would not act on anyone he chooses to sit on the high court.

“Presidents have a right to nominate just as the Senate has its constitutional right to provide or withhold consent,” McConnell said. “In this case, the Senate will withhold it.”

The announcement prompted sharp criticism from Democrats, who contended that the GOP-led Senate was failing to do its job and would be risking its tenuous hold on the majority in the fall elections.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said McConnell was taking his marching orders from Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, who had called on the Senate to delay consideration of any nominee.

“That’s exactly what the Republican leader is doing: Delay, delay, delay,” Reid said. He angrily added that “333 days isn’t enough to do the work that we do ordinarily do in 67 days.”

I just have no words.

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14 Responses to McConnell: Senate Won’t Act On Obama Supreme Court Nominee

  1. PVAZ says:

    2017, he’ll be minority leader.

  2. frettadafrog says:

    I hope this comes back to bite them in the a**.
    Karma, you know.
    It’s been nothing but obstruction from this bunch of do-nothings since Day One of Pres. Obama’s administration, and frankly I’m sick and tired of it.

  3. irishgirl999 says:

  4. ayerishgrl says:

    Today has been the one of the most disturbing and distressing news days in my entire life. I cannot believe this is The United States of America. It is way past time we fight back. I don’t even know where to start. For the first time I’m actually afraid…

  5. I think there’s some strategy to not getting too immersed in the presidential candidacy bologna until it gets down to who the GOP will be. Now that the #’s of them are getting whittled down, I’m even less interested in listening to their debates, etc. Don’t like any of them so no point in listening further. And for the Court, I’ll rally my state legislators to action once the President brings a name to the table. In the meantime, I’m in the fight over our community’s potential Methanol plant. The company has ‘paused’ their process due to citizen upset, but it’s not over yet. Heard an expert speak on it last night. If it continues to go forward, I’m more concerned then ever. It’s awful! I’ll be amping into ‘citizen action’ mode should that have to happen, which will out precedence everything else. Disheartening to hear how lax US Environmental policies, regulations and follow thru really are. I will become way more deliberate and involved with my vote in future elections all the way up the chain. I’m pretty fed up, but still believe that change can happen at the ballot box.

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