In November 2014, the American people elected a Republican Senate, clearly intending that it would act as a check on a president whose liberal policies had made him unpopular with all but his devoted partisans.
Now, we will see whether the Republicans will do the job for which they were elected. If they allow Obama to put another left-winger comparable to Sotomayor and Kagan on the Supreme Court, the 2014 election will have been in vain.
Obama sees this as an opportunity to stack the deck before the court considers his flagrantly unconstitutional policies on such issues as amnesty and energy.
Every senator took an oath to “support and defend the Constitution”. Allowing the confirmation of another justice who will consistently vote to ignore and overturn that Constitution would be a violation of that oath.
Peter J. Thomas
Chairman, Americans for Constitutional Liberty