Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) dismissed claims that seating a Supreme Court justice in President Obama’s last year in office would undemocratic
Elizabeth Warren to Republicans
… ‘Yes. Obama has been approved by the people to appoint a replacement for Justice Scalia for the US Supreme Court’
Late Justice Anthonin Scalia
The Feinsty liberal Senator from Massachusets (D-Mass.) eviscerated the main conservative argument against filling Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court seat during President Barack Obama’s last year in office.
Warren, an acclaimed legal scholar, explained in a Facebook post that since the American people re-elected Obama in 2012, his power to nominate a replacement has already been approved by the voters.
Warren referred to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) claim that it would be undemocratic to seat an Obama nominee in the president’s last year. McConnell “is right that the American people should have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court justice,” Warren wrote. “In fact, they did — when President Obama won the 2012 election by five million votes.”
The sudden death of Justice Scalia creates an immediate vacancy on the most important court in the United States.
Senator McConnell is right that the American people should have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court justice. In fact, they did — when President Obama won the 2012 election by five million votes.
Article II Section 2 of the Constitution says the President of the United States nominates justices to the Supreme Court, with the advice and consent of the Senate. I can’t find a clause that says “…except when there’s a year left in the term of a Democratic President.”