(National Sentinel) Justice On Hold: Remember a few years ago when Senate Democrats were angered by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision not to hold a confirmation hearing on President Obama’s third Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland?
“Do your job!” rallies were held by Dems in Washington, D.C., as they implored the Kentucky Republican to at least schedule a confirmation hearing.
McConnell responded that the Senate, in its “advice and consent” role, was neither obligated to vet Garland or “give consent” to his appointment.
But Senate Republicans did meet with and eventually give consent to two of Obama’s SCOTUS picks — Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, two of the most Left-wing judicial activists ever to sit on the high court (Kagan was never even a federal judge, just a law professor who objected to military recruiters on the Harvard Law School campus because she opposed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — a law passed by Democrats in 1993).
Now, however, after POTUS Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become his second SCOTUS pick, Democrats are so infuriated they won’t even meet with him.
Talk about obstructionists. Talk about hypocrites.
As the Washington Examiner notes:
Many Senate Democrats have refused to hold the traditional meet and greet events with Supreme Court nominee Judge Kavanaugh, arguing they have not received all of the millions of pages of documentation related to Kavanaugh’s time working in the Bush White House.
Their shut out could ultimately delay the confirmation process and has prompted a threat from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to keep the Senate in session until Election Day if that time is needed to confirm Kavanaugh.
Republicans want to confirm Kavanaugh by Oct. 1, which is the start of the next Supreme Court term. To show they mean business, Republican leaders have said they won’t adjourn for all-important campaigning this fall if Kavanaugh isn’t on track to making that deadline.
Kavanaugh has requested meetings with many Democrats, GOP leaders said, but nearly all have said they have not been able to fit him into their schedules.
Riiight. They’re just too busy — to meet with a Trump nominee.