Friday, August 19, 2016

U.S.  SENATE - Shirking Their Duty

"Al Franken Tears Into Mitch McConnell On Senate Floor For Being An Unpatriotic Coward" by Bipartisan Report, BipartisanReport .com 2/25/2016


Senator Al Franken (D-MN) is a very funny guy.  Many people remember Franken as a brilliant comedian on Saturday Night Live, who was best known for his neurotic character Stewart Smalley.  However, Franken took to the Senate floor recently to shame Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans for their brazen, shameless cowardice and disservice to the Constitution.

McConnell and Senate Republicans made it clear just hours after former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's body went cold, that they would not “move forward” on nominating a replacement while President Obama was sill in office.  In fact, that was the first statement McConnell sent via Twitter after he learned of Scalia's death.

@SenateMajLdr (Twitter)

The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.  #Scalia …
4:35 PM - 13 Feb 2016

Using the American people as cover, Republicans have vowed to desert their constitutional duties, in hopes of gaining political leverage by 2017.  Franken and other Senate Democrats made it clear that they would not stand by and let the Republicans make a mockery of the constitution.

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