Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: No Vote On Any SCOTUS Nominee This Year
In a speech from the floor of the U.S. Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) repeated his stance that Senate Republicans will not allow any nominee put forward by President Obama to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
"Presidents have a right to nominate just as the Senate has its constitutional right to provide or withhold consent. In this case, the Senate will withhold it," McConnell said. "The Senate will appropriately revisit the matter after the American people finish making in November the decision they've already started making today."
The U. S. Constitution tasks the president with the responsibility to appoint judges to the Supreme Court, and charges the Senate to "advise and consent." No where in the Constitution does it say the Senate can "withhold" it's responsibility.
And folks wonder why Congress has such low approval numbers?
Posted by Randy Slovacek at 8:23 AM