Article Two of the United States Constitution Clause 2: Advice and Consent Clause
The President exercises the powers in the Advice and Consent Clause with the advice and consent of the Senate.
He shall have power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
There is little doubt that the passing of Justice Ginsburg has sent shock waves across both Capitol Hill as well as the nation as a whole.
The Democrats are officially panic-stricken as they see the Republicans attempting to capitalize on the open seat, knowing that this appointment by President Trump likely means a conservative court for decades to come. This, of course, means a monkey-wrench in their ultimate plans for the socialization of America in the future.
On the other hand, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the President see this as an opportunity to force the court back to the right and establish a much more conservative court for decades to come.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has already issued threats that he will hold his breath or stomp up and down if McConnell goes ahead with a vote if President Trump appoints a new Justice prior to the election on November 3.
At Friday night’s rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, President Trump made a couple of critical statements about his potential appointment. The first being that he would send the Senate his appointment next week, and second that the appointment would be a woman jurist. The President did have a little fun making his announcement. He polled the crowd numbering in the tens of thousands as to whether they wanted a male or a female jurist. The crowd overwhelmingly cheered for the woman jurist.
As former President Barack Obama is so famous for saying, “elections have consequences.”
When Obama attempted to have uber-liberal Judge Merrick Garland confirmed to the bench, the Republicans were ruling the Senate. These Senators were the choice of the American people. Mitch McConnell was using his power to avoid a vote as he did not want to take the chance of Garland being voted on and approved by the Senate. The American people elected the Senate, and we wanted conservatism; it is that simple. McConnell and the people won, and Obama lost. “Elections have consequences!”
Attention GOP Senators;
For those that do not know it, I do, in fact, have my finger on the pulse of the American people. I talk to them daily through this website, Facebook, Twitter, telephone, and carrier pigeon. I know what “We The People Want.”
Allow me to make a couple of key points for those of you who are apt to fall prey to the Democrat talking points on why you should not approve President Trump’s nominee for SCOTUS.
- The American people did speak when they elected a non-politician businessman to the highest office in the land. They were sick and tired of politics as usual. We wanted John Wayne in the Oval Office, and we got exactly what we wanted.
- One of President Trump’s main promises to the American people was to nominate conservative Jurist to the bench if he had that opportunity.
- Do not fall victim to the belief that President Trump is weak and likely to lose this election. Nothing is further from the truth. Is the election likely to be close? Not likely! America is not going to elect a dementia riddled old-fool who has a history of lying even to his own family, much less to our nation as President of these United States. We are also not going to elect an admitted Socialist for Vice-President.
My free and sage advice to Senators Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and all the rest of you weak-kneed Republicans is this;
Your constituents elected you to be a strong Republican, which means a conservative! You were elected to represent the Republican Party, which means you are to believe in smaller government, fewer taxes, be pro-life, and represent conservative values.
By installing another conservative Jurist to the Supreme Court, you’re doing what your voters asked of you! If you fall into line and do what Senator Schumer, AOC, Rashida Tlaib, Nancy Pelosi are screaming for, you will be doing so at your own political peril. And if you think for a minute that the American people (IE; The Republican voters will forget) will not remember when you are in your next campaign, you would be sadly mistaken. Your names will fill Facebook and Twitter with abundance, and you’ll likely lose your primary because you will be primaried.
I would highly recommend sharing this short op-ed with your fellow GOP Senators and let them know that “We the People” have spoken. Support this President and support conservatism, lest you become just another footnote in history as being a traitor to the people’s will.
By Ken Crow