Following the death of pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will not take up a vote on a replacement for him until after the next president takes office. However, should a vote take place before then, Senator Ted Cruz promises to filibuster any nominee President Obama puts forward.
STEPHANOPOULOS: “— Does that mean — does that mean that you’re going to filibuster anyone — anyone that President Obama nominates?”
CRUZ: “Absolutely. This should be a decision for the people, George. We’ve got an election. And, you know, Democrats — I cannot wait to stand on that stage with Hillary Clinton or with Bernie Sanders and take the case to the people, what vision of the Supreme Court do you want? Let the election decide it. If the Democrats want to replace this nominee, they need to win the election.
“But you know what, I don’t think the American people want a court that will strip our religious liberties. I don’t think the American people want a court that will mandate unlimited abortion on demand, partial birth abortion with taxpayer funding and no parental notification. And I don’t think the American people want a court that will write the Second Amendment out of The Constitution. All of those are 5-4 issues that are hanging in the balance.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday said the Senate would not hold a vote on any President Obama replacement for deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but instead would wait until a new president takes office — setting the stage for a dramatic political showdown in Washington.
“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President,” McConnell said in a statement.
Democrats will undoubtedly push for the nomination and a confirmation vote for a new left-wing judge.
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