On Sunday, former vice president and Democratic nominee Joe Biden begged Senate Republicans to not vote on President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election. Is there any doubt in anyone’s mind that Biden would do it if he were president? First off, what kind of gall does it take for presidential candidate to implore the other party’s senators to ignore the Constitution just to give his party what they want?
During a speech in Philadelphia Biden said, “I’m not speaking to President Trump who will do whatever he wants. I’m not speaking to Mitch McConnell who will do what he wants and what he does. I’m speaking to those Republicans out there — Senate Republicans — who know deep down what is right for the country and consistent with the Constitution as I stand here in the Constitution Center. Not just what’s best for their party.”
And all of it was a lie. Let’s see what the Constitution says about it. This reminds me of when Democrats and famous Hollywood actors (what would we do without them?) tried to convince Republican voters to vote for Hillary Clinton instead of the guy running for their party.
ARTICLE II: (This is the Article in the Constitution that spells out the President’s powers for those of you who claim to be Democrats and don’t know)
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments. [Emphasis added]
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t see anything in there about the president having to give up those powers in election years. Democrats will tell you it’s there, but they won’t be able to point it out, so they’re either stupid or they’re lying, you can decide.
The Democratic presidential nominee noted that even though Election Day isn’t until November 3rd many Americans fearful of the Chinese virus have sent mail-in ballots or voted absentee. What he didn’t mention is that their voters being fearful of the virus is all part of their plan to steal the election away from Trump. The Democrats and their boot-licking sycophants in the mainstream news media have reported nuclear hyperbolic lies about the virus so that enough people would be so frightened to go stand in line to vote that they would want to vote by mail, giving enough credibility to Democrats to throw in thousands of fraudulent ballots, and they may get away with it, because there will be about 81 million ballots being mailed.
He gave the same argument as Chuck Schumer (D-NY), which is the exact opposite of what both these clowns said only four years ago, that the Republicans should allow voters to decide who makes the nomination after the election, and that who the people choose to be the next president should gets to replace Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday. But the voters already decided that they wanted Donald Trump to make the nominations and the Republicans to control the Senate for the confirmation process. This is a no brainer… wait… I forgot who I’m talking about.
“They’re the ones who the Constitution envisioned should decide who has the power to make this appointment. This appointment isn’t about the past. It’s about the future and the people of this nation,” Biden said. And if Biden and the Democrats were by some miracle to win in November, the Democrats have already said they will pack the court with leftists. That’s what the tyrants will take away your gun rights, free speech and a whole host of other rights. I’s my believe that the country would spiral in chaos and you won’t recognize America in a very short order.
“And the people of this nation are choosing their future right now as they vote. To jam this nomination through the Senate is just an exercise in raw political power and I don’t believe that people of this nation will stand for it,” he continued.
It doesn’t matter what Biden thinks. He talks about the Constitution, but he ignores what’s actually in it by suggesting that the polar opposite is what should happen. And am I the only one who remembers that the Democrats took the same position back in 2016 when Obama nominated Merrick Garland to replace Justice Antonin Scalia?
On Saturday, Trump told a crowd at a campaign rally in North Carolina that he would nominate a woman for the court seat and would make an announcement this week. I am hoping upon hope that it’s Judge Amy Coney Barrett who is a Constitutional originalist.
At the same time, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would bring the nomination to the Senate for a vote. His rationale for this is sound. According to McConnell, you have to go back to 1880 to find when a president nominated someone during an election year when the Senate was ruled by the opposing party. It has been a tradition that in that scenario there will be no nominations in an election year. And it makes sense, because when the Senate and the president are of the same party, it means the American people decided they trusted the Republicans to make the judicial appointments. The other scenario means the country is split and the waters should be tested in the next election. When Obama nominated Garland, the Republicans were in the majority in the Senate, and McConnell held to the precedent. He is simply doing the same thing right now, holding to the precedent that has been set since 1880. The only time Democrats care about precedent is when it helps them politically. Otherwise, they’ll throw it out the window in a heartbeat.
Two GOP senators, Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Susan Collins (ME), who on the banister of political life both serve as the splinter in the party’s rear end, said that they object to the nomination being made before the Nov. 3 election. That’s because they are RINOs who fall for the Democrat rhetoric nearly every time. Murkowski is a lost cause, but I expected Collins to have a clearer head, especially after her speech over her decision to vote for now Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Collins is in the fight for her political life this year, and liberals have gone after her heavily because of her vote for Kavanaugh, and I would hate to think she would put herself on the wrong side of history, and jeopardize losing our republic by not putting an Trump nominee on the High Court, especially if God forbid Joe Biden wins.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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