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Wed Dec 21, 2016, 07:03 PM

Mitch McConnell Assaulted the Constitution (and Got Away With It)

The senator refused to perform his duty in rejecting any consideration of Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.

https://www.thenation.com/article/mitch-mcconnell-assaulted-the-constitution-and-got-away-with-it/


 Patriotic indignation is currently pounding on Comrade Putin for his dirty tricks befouling the US presidential election and on Citizen Trump for his indifference to the cyber scandal. But a far greater crime against American democracy is under way that’s clearly visible and scarcely noted.

The Republican Senate leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, violated the Constitution, and he has not been properly punished for his offense. He unilaterally blocked any appointment to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February. McConnell announced within hours that there would be no replacement for the Supreme Court vacancy until after a new president is elected.

President Obama ignored McConnell’s illegal diktat and nominated a distinguished appellate judge, Merrick Garland, to sit on the Court. A few senators had polite conversations with Judge Garland, but the Judiciary Committee refused to hold any hearings on confirmation or even acknowledge that the president had fulfilled his duty as prescribed in the Constitution. The Senate majority leader simply refused to perform his constitutional duty in the “advise and consent” process.

McConnell wasn’t subtle about his political motive. He announced he was holding the Constitution at bay in the hope that a Republican would win the presidential election and therefore conservatives could restore their 5-4 majority. Trump’s victory fulfilled McConnell’s gamble. The country will suffer the damaging consequences of right-wing lawmaking for years to come.
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world wide wally Dec 2016 #3
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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Wed Dec 21, 2016, 07:06 PM

1. Traitor

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Wed Dec 21, 2016, 07:23 PM

2. The right dishonorable turtle from Kentucky is guilty of Treason

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2016, 11:05 AM

3. We have ONE last chance to save America if action is taken IMMEDIATELY

Obama is the only one with the power to arrest McConnell and Trump RIGHT NOW and charge them with treason for colluding with the Russian military in a cyber attack on the USA.
Let them have their day in court, but let the entire country know what the evidence is.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 22, 2016, 02:54 PM

4. I'd like some of whatever you're smoking.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 22, 2016, 04:16 PM

5. I didn't say it would happen...

Only that it is our last chance (that I can think of)

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 22, 2016, 04:25 PM

6. I know, I would just like us to have even a shred of hope left.

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