If they can do it to us, why can’t we do it back to them? That is the message President Obama has for Senate Republicans who have vowed not to hold hearings on his Supreme Court nominee Judge Garland , and the President shared his concerns on this very dangerous precedent Republicans have embarked on.
On Saturday, the President warned Republicans that refusing to do their constitutional duties on a president’s nominee could cause Democrats to do the same with a Republican president’s nominee, leading to a process that is “beyond repair.”
Denying Judge Garland a vote “would indicate a process for nominating and confirming judges that is beyond repair,” Mr. Obama told Americans in his weekly address.
“It would make it increasingly impossible for any president, Republican or Democrat, to carry out their Constitutional function,” the president said. “To go down that path would jeopardize our system of justice, it would hurt our democracy, and betray the vision of our founding.”
Somehow, I don’t think Republicans care about starting a dangerous precedent, or their Constitutional responsibilities, or the country for that matter. The only thing they’re concerned about is their jacked-up party and their ignorant supporters, and ensuring their job security in a government they all hate.