- May 15, 2017
- Reaction score
9 months is too close to an election?Nope.BorkBlame Mitch McConnell
Our judicial system appointments were working just fine with most judges getting bipartisan confirmation.
Mitch invoked a filibuster on every appointment and blocked Democrats from filling court seats.
Dems threatened to end the practice of filibuster on lower seats if he did not stop abusing it.
Mitch forced their hand
Yup. This one is on the Republicans. No question. The Dems weren't the one's who denied a hearing to a nominee or denied a president his right to fill a vacancy for purely political reasons. All this other crap they're throwing in? It's just flailing for the moral highroad, washed away in their power grab flood.
Who filled that vacancy?
Refusing to vote to confirm is different (Harriet Myers was another who didn't make the cut, and that from both parties) - from refusing to even hold a hearing on a bogus claim 9 months was too close to an election...
preference. not the constitution. constitution says nothing to support this.