Don’t Automatically Block New Supreme Court Nominees

Target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Goal: Revoke pledge to block all Supreme Court Justice nominees put forth by President Obama.

Republicans have pledged to block any new Supreme Court Justice nominated by President Barack Obama not a day after Justice Antonin Scalia was pronounced dead. Obama’s presidency has been hampered from day one by Republicans who have refused to cooperate no matter how many compromises the president has offered. This obstructionism has created serious problems in multiple departments of our federal government.

Lacking a ninth court justice will cause huge issues in terms of the Supreme Court’s ability to do its job. That’s an entire branch of the federal government out of commission. Republicans are willing to do this simply out of a desire to make President Obama appear ineffectual, or possibly out of pure spite. Either way, they’re hurting the entire nation with their pigheadedness, and it’s time to put a stop to it.

If the United States government is every going to work, Republicans and Democrats occasionally have to work together. Democrats are willing, but Republicans would rather invoke an obscure, unwritten “rule” about a president not nominating a justice in his last six months in office when President Obama has ten months left. Sign our petition to demand that Republicans stop hampering our government and let a new Supreme Court Justice take the bench.


Dear Majority Leader McConnell,

You have declared that you, along with the rest of the Senate, will be blocking any nomination for the next Supreme Court Justice put forth by President Obama. This announcement came very shortly after Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead. This is another in a long list of examples of Republican obstructionism of anything that President Obama tries to do, and it needs to stop.

The functionality of the federal government is essential and should not be hampered by your political games. The effectiveness of multiple governmental departments has already been impeded severely by your party’s absolute refusal to accept any nominee Obama puts forth. It’s clear to anyone paying attention that you’re just trying to make the President look bad, and it’s shameful.

The Supreme Court of the United States represents an entire branch of government. It’s essential to the functionality of our democracy. By obstructing nominees for the new Supreme Court Justice, you’re impeding our entire nation’s justice system and damaging the country. Stop the political games and allow a reasonable nominee to take their place on the bench.


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