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The Senate Has Duty to Confirm Supreme Court Nominee

Daniel Toweh, Contributor

Lie, cheat, steal. Everybody is doing it. Moralities are buried and ignored.


It has been expressed by the liberal agenda that the electoral college should be disbanded, that the number of Supreme Court Justices in these United States should be increased and finally that the entire system should be dismantled. They believe that meritocracy and hard work are not valid arguments for success, which is absurd, and that we should be offering hand outs and not hand ups; in actuality, we should provide a crutch and not a helping hand.

At what point do we say that, politics aside, this is the policy in place? At what point do we say, all right, as the law stands, only this is possible? If you want it changed, get out and vote. If you don’t act on your beliefs, you’re just a whiner. Put those cries into action. Considering the recent death of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the outcry from the left has
been remarks such as “all the justice had to do was make it to 2021.” Democrats have been referring to Republicans as hypocrites now that the White House and Senate are supporting replacing the justice so close to an election.

A fascinating concept seeing that Former Vice President Joe Biden said when serving as a Senator that blocking a Judicial appointee was the right of the Senate. Biden and the Senatorial Democrats blocked the nomination of Prospective Justice Bork in 1987 under Reagan, however,
it is now controversial because the Democrats do not have the Senate majority.
           
 A prospective Justice has been reviewed 29 times throughout American history during an election year with a 90 percent adoption rate when the nomination is passed with the same part in control of the White House that is in control of the Senate. In addition, the appointment of
Justices is outlined in the Second Article of the United States Constitution. Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, known as the Appointments Clause, empowers the President to nominate and, with the confirmation of the United States Senate, to appoint public officials, including justices of the Supreme Court. This means that it is the constitutional responsibility of the President to carry out this duty with the confirmation of the United States Senate.

The death of Justice Bader Ginsberg is a tragedy to all the people who looked up to her. She had an extremely impressive life and was the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. This was a loss to history, and she should be honored as an impressive litigator
and Justice. However, the constitution gives the President this power, and since the Senate is controlled by Republicans, it would be unprecedented for the Senate not to convene and confirm the prospective Justice.

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