Sunday, September 20, 2020

A Time For Mourning, A Time For Fighting.

For the first time in my life a donated to a candidate not representing Connecticut. I donated to Amy McGrath who is running against McConnell in Kentucky.

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."

"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."
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.

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."
Mitch McConnell 2016

We need them to take the Pledge...
I promise that I will not vote for a new Supreme Court Justice until after January 20th

Update 4:00PM

We only need to get 4 Republican senators to say that they will not vote for a Supreme Court justice until January 20th.

Then there are the Nuclear Options!

1. Eliminate the legislative filibuster
2. Change the number of Supreme Court justices to 15

The Constitution dose not require that it take 60 votes to pass a bill in the Senate, that is only a Senate rule and it can be changed to a simple majority.

The Constitution also does not define the number of Supreme Court justices it is only set be statue. It originally was 6 justices, then it was, then 7, then 10, then 9, then 10, and then back to 9. So you see the number of judges has been changed a number of times. 

Pray for the dead, fight like hell for the living!

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