Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mitch McConnell on SCOTUS Lame Duck Confirmations

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has taken a firm stance against holding confirmation hearings and votes on a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court during President Obama's last year in office. 

While President Obama has the right to put forth a name for the Supreme Court nomination process, the Constitution provides that the Senate shall give Advice and Consent to approve a Supreme Court candidate.  The Senate's deliberation process can involve doing nothing.

Taiwanese animators did not understanding this Constitutional nuance as they depicted the SCOTUS replacement situation.

But it should be noted that since the Senate will not hold hearings, there is no reason that a candidate would be "Borked".  Besides, Borking is a Democrat trick.

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