What did Mitch say yesterday?
"In the last midterm election before Justice Scalia’s death in 2016, Americans elected a Republican Senate majority because we pledged to check and balance the last days of a lame-duck president’s second term," said McConnell, 78, in a statement on the passing of the 87-year-old Supreme Court Justice. "We kept our promise. Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposite-party president’s Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year."We need to keep that from happening but the Republicans control the Senate and Mitch McConnell controls the Senate. There is almost nothing that we can do to stop Trump and Mitch from ramming through Trump's nominee except.
"By contrast, Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary," the statement continued.
"Once again, we will keep our promise. President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate."
What I see the people’s strategy should be is to put pressure on the Republican senate candidates… we need them to go on record whether they support waiting until after January 20th to hold hearings on the Supreme Court nominee. We have to hold their feet to the fire for a yes or no answer, no wishy-washy answers like we have to wait and see. Yes or No.
These are the toss-up states Arizona, Colorado Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina, Maine, and Montana, and possibly Alaska, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Texas.
We need to hold these senators to the grindstone for an answer. Sen. Lindsey Graham backed McConnell’s in not holding hearings on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee now we have to make sure that he sticks to the precedent that the Republicans set in 2016.
We need an answer from Sen. Susan Collins.
We need to call our senators and tell them that the person elected on November 3rd needs to pick the next Supreme Court justice.
We need to make sure that our friends call their senators and them the same thing wait until January 20th when the new senators are sworn in.
The American people may well elect a president who decides to nominate Judge Garland for Senate consideration," he said. "The next president may also nominate someone very different. Either way, our view is this: Give the people a voice."
I promise that I will not vote for a new Supreme Court Justice until after January 20th
We only need to get 4 Republican senators to say that they will not vote for a Supreme Court justice until January 20th.
1. Eliminate the legislative filibuster2. Change the number of Supreme Court justices to 15