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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The US Senate stole democracy

The travesty of the current President and Congress cannot be undone until all are impeached.

It began when the Republican-controlled US Senate failed to fill the vacancy with the highly-qualified and neutral judge nominee, Merrick Garland, nominated by Barack Obama. Senator Mitch McConnell used administrative techniques to obstruct the legal appointment. That means that he obstructed justice by failing to do his duty as a US Senator and by conspiring against the US Constitution. That is the charge, conspiracy to obstruct justice levied against Mitch McConnell and the US Senate majority.

“I’ve been here through the night talking about this to say how important this is that we not do this, that to proceed to fill this stolen seat that will damage the court for decades to come and damage the Senate for decades to come,” he said Wednesday morning. 
Dem senator wraps all-night Supreme Court protest after 15 hours." 
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/327362-dem-senator-wraps-all-night-supreme-court-protest 

On the face of the evidence, both nominees are qualified. That is not the point. The fact is that Merrick Garland should have been seated and he was obstructed without merit for a political cause.

Given the unstable status of President Trump who is under investigation, Justice Gorsuch nomination should be on-hold at a minimum. Truly, he should go back on the deck and Justice Garland should be at bat.

Merrick Garland
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 12, 2013
Preceded by    David Sentelle
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 20, 1997
Nominated by    Bill Clinton
Preceded by    Abner Mikva
Personal details
Born    Merrick Brian Garland
November 13, 1952 (age 64)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Spouse(s)    Lynn Rosenman (m. 1987)
Children    2 daughters
Education    Harvard University (BA, JD)

Neil Gorsuch
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 8, 2006
Nominated by    George W. Bush
Preceded by    David M. Ebel
Personal details
Born    Neil McGill Gorsuch
August 29, 1967 (age 49)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Political party    Republican
Spouse(s)    Louise Gorsuch
Relations    Anne Gorsuch Burford (mother)
Children    2
Education    Columbia University (BA)
Harvard University (JD)
University College, Oxford (DPhil)


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