President Obama has fulfilled his Constitutional duty by nominating Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. But Mitch McConnell is leading a Senate insurgency that refuses to even meet with Garland. Click here to tell McConnell and other Senators to stop the gridlock and do their jobs.
If McConnell and his friends have their way, our SCOTUS will essentially remain a Penalty Killing Unity for over 300 days, and major cases that have huge implications for our climate and natural resources will be put on hold -- time our climate and environment simply don't have. That's why we're teaming up with Daily Kos, Courage Campaign, American Federation of Teachers and others to demand Judge Garland get a fair hearing. Click here to tell the Senate to fulfill their Constitutional duty and fill the vacant SCOTUS seat now
This is another case of our broken Legislative Branch playing politics instead of working in the public interest. When you consider the important cases hanging in the balance -- from the Clean Power Plan and the Mercury Rule to the future of climate Justice -- this is no time to be playing games. Judge Garland has already been confirmed by the Senate for his job on the D.C. circuit Court, just one level below the Supreme Court. And even a close colleague of McConnell's, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) once said that, "there was no question that Garland could be confirmed to SCOTUS."5
Never in the history of our nation has SCOTUS not been in full capacity for 300 days. This is no time to be making history, there are far too many things that demand attention from our highest court. What's really happening here is that McConnell is hoping to buy time for a GOP President to nominate a Justice who will roll back our progress on climate change, clean water and more. But it's not the Senate's job to overrule the President in this way -- it's their job to advise and consent on his nominees to the court. Click here to tell the Senate to get off the bench and do their job by placing a Justice on it.
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