• Source: The White House/YouTube
  • Obama: No Recess Appointment For SCOTUS

    Administration Ignoring Republican Calls To Allow Next President To Nominate Scalia Replacement

    President Barack Obama will not make a recess appointment to the Supreme Court. 

    An administration spokesman says the President will wait until the Senate is back in session next Monday before announcing his nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away over the weekend.

    "Given that the Senate is currently in recess, we don’t expect the president to rush this through this week, but instead will do so in due time once the Senate returns from their recess," White House spokesman Eric Schultz said, according to Reuters.

    "At that point, we expect the Senate to consider that nominee, consistent with their responsibilities laid out in the United States Constitution," Schultz added.

    Literally minutes after new broke that the Supreme Court justice had died, Republicans were racing to demand the President not nominate anyone, and demanded the Senate not confirm any Obama nominee. Many have falsely claimed it is standard for a sitting president, even one with 11 months left in office, to not fill an open Supreme Court seat. 

    Ted Cruz has been leading the charge, vowing to filibuster any nominee, and even claiming opposite-sex marriage would be "in jeopardy" should an Obama nominee be confirmed.

     

    Image: Screenshot via The White House/YouTube
    Hat tip: Political Wire

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    • commented 2016-02-17 16:32:06 -0500
      Obama would make a good chess olayer. He gave appearance of weakness by saying he’d wait for recess to get over. Republicans them attacked, saying no confirmation until new president. Obama has responded by criticizing Republicans as obstructions setting a perfect trap. He will declare a recess appointment to get around obstructionist Republicans, bypassing Senate and seizing control of SCOTUS.

    • commented 2016-02-17 16:31:08 -0500
      Obama would make a good chess olayer. He gave appearance of weakness by saying he’d wait for recess to get over. Republicans them attacked, saying no confirmation until new president. Obama has responded by criticizing Republicans as obstructions setting a perfect trap. He will declare a recess appointment to get around obstructionist Republicans, bypassing Senate and seizing control of SCOTUS.

    • commented 2016-02-17 01:29:45 -0500
      Does anyone trust Obama to keep his word? The timing was too good to be an accident. There is no way Obama will turn down this chance to seize control of the court. This is his only chance to save his amnesty. He needs a majority to over ride the federal courts that have halted amnesty.

    • commented 2016-02-16 13:28:23 -0500
      7 years in and you still have your guns, there’s no death panels, no FEMA camps, no Sharia law, the country is still here and he hasn’t tipped his hand as the Antichrist…
      And you stupid idiots just HAVE to find SOMETHING to blame him for.

      GET OVER IT, YOU’VE BEEN PLAYED FOR MORONS.

    • commented 2016-02-15 13:48:16 -0500
      Why does Scalia’s murder, suicide, or murder made to look like a suicide happen just as Obama’s real birth certificate is before SCOTUS?
      http://rickahyatt.blogspot.com/2016/02/scotus-has-obamas-real-birth.html

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    • commented 2016-02-15 11:42:07 -0500
      There is nothing in this world as untrustworthy, dishonest, ignorant and unreliable as a Rethuglican.

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