The President has promised the American people that he will nominate a successor to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia sooner than later. Although precedent has been set for a president’s nomination to the Supreme Court during his final year in office, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to dismiss any nomination before the November election; ignoring the Constitutional requirement and privilege of Mr. Obama.
Harry Reid, who is the Senate Minority Leader, and has announced that he will not seek another term, factually states the serious problem with McConnell’s tactics.
“In recent years the Republican leader and his Republican senators have done everything possible to grind the wheels of government to a halt,” Reid said in his first speech on the Senate floor following Scalia’s death. “But now we are seeing something from the Republican leader that is far worse than his usual brand of obstructionism. We are seeing…
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