The moaning and wailing of Democrats in an attempt to force the Republican-controlled Senate to accept President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee has reached fever pitch, with liberal groups in Colorado obnoxiously urging Sen. Cory Gardner to “do his job”.
Perhaps this piece from the Washington Post will shut them up. The Washington Post rated claims that it was the Senate’s constitutional responsibility to let President Obama appoint a new Supreme Court judge as “three pinocchios”. In other words, liar, liar pants on fire. Here’s what the article said about such ridiculous claims:
“It’s matter of opinion whether a refusal to consider a nominee is a dereliction of constitutional duty or walking away from a constitutional responsibility. But the Senate majority can in effect do what it wants – unless it becomes politically uncomfortable. Democrats who suggest otherwise are simply telling supporters a politically convenient fairy tale.”
Unfortunately for embattled U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, he was quick to carry the water for the Democratic party on this claim – and the Washington Post hit him hard, too, by specifically highlighting him. Here’s what he said:
“The Senate shall advise and consent by voting on that nominee. That is what the plain language of the Constitution requires.”
Wrong. There really is no precedent for this type of vacancy.
Once again, Bennet was all-too-willing to go along with his party’s position and “spin a politically-convenient fairy tale”. But, can Colorado really expect anything less from the guy who voted with President Obama 100% of the time last year?