Ever since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away a week and a half ago, President Obama has been aching to name a new justice to the highest court in the land. Unfortunately for him, however, the Republican-majority Senate just shattered this dream in a brutal way.
After a closed door meeting today, the Republican Senators in charge of the Judiciary Committee boldly announced that there would be no confirmation hearings for President Obama’s Supreme Court nomination under any circumstances.
“We believe the American people need to decide who is going to make this appointment rather than a lame duck president,” said Majority Whip John Cornyn, according to The Political Insider.
Cornyn was then asked if they would start the process after the new president took office or if they would consider doing it in the lame duck session, and he gave a brutally honest response.
“No, after the next president is selected,” he said. “That way the American people have a voice in the process.”
Cornyn went on to say that the Republican members of the Judiciary Committee were unanimous in their decision to not move forward with Obama’s Supreme Court nomination. When he was asked why there would be no hearings, Sen. Lindsey Graham said that “there’s no use starting a process that’s not going to go anywhere and we are going to let the next president decide.”
This will undoubtedly come as crushing news to Obama, who had his hopes set on appointing another liberal judge to make rulings in favor of his radical liberal agenda. We can only hope that the next Supreme Court Justice will be appointed by Donald Trump instead!