Working people like us work hard and
do the job we were paid to do every day. We don’t just do the parts of
the job that we like or choose when to show up on the job.
Sadly, we can’t say the same of
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and many Senate Republican
leaders. Right now, they’re refusing to do the job they were elected to
do and consider and confirm a qualified nominee to fill the vacancy
created at the U.S. Supreme Court from Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing
over the weekend.
This issue isn’t about party or
politics. It’s about our lawmakers doing what they agreed to when they
were elected to the Senate—period. One of the most important parts of
being a senator is fulfilling your constitutional duty to review and
vote on nominees.
They’re trying to make excuses for
not doing this essential work but, contrary to what they’re saying,
there is plenty of time forCongress to fill this vacancy and precedent
for confirming a nominee in an election year, even when the Senate
isn’t controlled by the party of the president.
We don’t make excuses at our jobs
even when we might not like something we’re asked to do or work with
someone we might not like. Our senators shouldn’t do that either. It’s
time they stop with the politics and do their jobs.