Do Your Job!
President Obama has nominated the Hon. Merrick B. Garland to be a United States Supreme Court Justice. Republican Senators have vowed that they will not conduct hearings until after a new President is sworn into office in 2017. Here is what Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution says: The President “shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate shall appoint … judges of the Supreme Court….”
The job of the President is to nominate and appoint Supreme Court Justices. The job of the Senate is to give advice and consent regarding the appointment of Supreme Court Justices. The President has done his job. Now the Senate needs to do its job.
We elect our representatives to do the job they were elected to do. In recent years both political parties, in my opinion, have been equally guilty of putting politics first instead of doing their job when it comes to the appointment of Federal judges. When one party holds the Presidency and has the power to appoint, if the other party controls Congress they have done everything they can to block, delay and hinder the appointment process. This is not the process our Founding Fathers set forth in our Constitution. When our representatives engage in such political grandstanding they are not doing their job.
We need elected representatives who are focused on solving problems, not on getting perceived political benefits. American citizens should demand and require one thing from each of our elected representatives, regardless of their political party: do your job!
Monty A. McIntyre, Esq.
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