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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says American People Should "Have a Voice"

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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 07:32 PM
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the People should have a "voice" in the selection of a new Supreme Court Justice, and therefore, the Senate should wait to confirm a new Justice until a new President takes office !!!!

He says this soon after former Justice Antonin Scalia died.

This seems to be the newest controversy in the continuous fight between Republicans in Congress and Democrats especially Obama.

The longest vacancy in the SCOTUS was less than 3 months I think.

Republicans now have a chance to make history !!!

This will be the fight of the year all of a sudden.

If the Court stays at 8, a tie of 4-4 would automatically allow a challenged lower court decision to stand without precedent.

Very strange set of circumstances in today's up-side-down political atmosphere.

Condolences from McConnell

Republicans rule out replacing Antonin Scalia until new president is elected



Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday that the Senate should wait until a new president is elected to confirm a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, whose sudden death Saturday shook Washington and threatened to reshape the 2016 presidential race.

Democrats said that with 11 months left in Mr. Obama’s tenure, the Senate has enough time — and indeed an obligation — to confirm a replacement.

Mr. McConnell, though, said voters must be given a say in the matter, and that means picking a president who will nominate the replacement.



“The American people‎ should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president,” the Kentucky Republican said in a statement.







posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

He says today in "honor" of Scalia.

But in four months he be making concessions to Obama like he ALWAYS does...


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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Sorry Republicans...you cant change the rules in the Fourth Quarter.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 07:50 PM
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Everyone knows there is a problem with the Scotus.

The way it's set up now isn't working.

Two things need to change about the Scotus:

Lifetime appointments and how they are chosen.

Maybe it should be kicked down to the state level

Or not.

Maybe the Scotus should get to pick their successors.

Or not.

What we know for sure. It sure isn't working the way it was suppose to.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 07:50 PM
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Good luck with that fantasy.


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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 07:51 PM
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originally posted by: fshrrex
a reply to: xuenchen

Sorry Republicans...you cant change the rules in the Fourth Quarter.


According to the left's gun control agenda.

The rules can be changed.

So why should the Scotus be any different?


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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 07:53 PM
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It'd be cool if he was just honest about it and said hey look there's no way in hell we're gonna get another conservative Justice right now so we want to wait until we might be able to.

But I suppose that's too direct.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

We aren't.

Fortuitous timing for the left.

Next Potus which will be a democrat, and there will be nothing standing in their way.

As if all by design.


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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a fundamentalist conservative religious nut and an old fart, that went off the roof when the supreme court gave the rights to gays to marriage

I am sure that when he says that the American people should have a say so on the appointment of the new supreme court judge he means the fundamentalist religious right in the nation should have a vote



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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 08:37 PM
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We do have a say! When we elect the person to office who's responsible for nominating the Supreme Court. It's pretty simple really. Why the hell should they wait until the next president takes office? Imagine if Romney had won and was facing reelection right now? I guarantee those words wouldn't be even mentioned right now (well, maybe by the democrats - but it would be equally ludicrous).



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 09:01 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
The longest vacancy in the SCOTUS was less than 3 months I think.


You go back far enough and the longest vacancy was more than 2 years between 1844 and 1846. With an additional vacancy between 1843 and 1845. So there were only 7 justices for a period of time.

Source

It would be unprecedented in the modern era to have a vacancy that long.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 09:24 PM
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so admitting there is no freedom of speech? abit 11:59 there Republicans dontcha think?



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 09:29 PM
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originally posted by: Granite
a reply to: xuenchen

He says today in "honor" of Scalia.

But in four months he be making concessions to Obama like he ALWAYS does...



The Globalists always win
Does that voice also mean we have a voice against the TPP?
I doubt it



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 09:48 PM
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originally posted by: links234

originally posted by: xuenchen
The longest vacancy in the SCOTUS was less than 3 months I think.


You go back far enough and the longest vacancy was more than 2 years between 1844 and 1846. With an additional vacancy between 1843 and 1845. So there were only 7 justices for a period of time.

Source

It would be unprecedented in the modern era to have a vacancy that long.


Good info.

A historical thread about the SCOTUS vacancies and recusals would be good now that we have a sudden vacancy.


edit on Feb-13-2016 by xuenchen because: [..]



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 09:57 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Nothing in the Constitution says they HAVE to appoint someone right away.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 10:01 PM
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originally posted by: fshrrex
a reply to: xuenchen

Sorry Republicans...you cant change the rules in the Fourth Quarter.


No need to change anything. Just bork all of Obama's nominees.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 10:02 PM
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a reply to: neo96

So you're against the Constitution on the matter of the Supreme Court's powers and organization?

Fair enough.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 10:03 PM
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a reply to: Teikiatsu

"Bork" ... nice double entendre. Kudos for that.

Anything in the spirit of the Constitution, eh?




posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 10:14 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: neo96

So you're against the Constitution on the matter of the Supreme Court's powers and organization?

Fair enough.


Works for anti gun LEFT.

Why can't I be?


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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 10:18 PM
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originally posted by: neo96

originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: neo96

So you're against the Constitution on the matter of the Supreme Court's powers and organization?

Fair enough.


Works for anti gun LEFT.

Why can't I be?



You can be.

I'm just amazed at your honesty.

Thanks for letting us know you're against our Constitution!



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