Jenny Beth Martin: ‘Americans are opposed to shifting the [Supreme Court] balance in a more liberal direction’
As a small contingent of Senate liberals continue to spar with Senate conservatives over whether to hold hearings for President Obama’s left-wing Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column reminds us Americans don’t want someone like Judge Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court and instead want to see more conservative values reflected on the bench.
While the Left has argued that the Senate must act immediately to confirm Merrick Garland, President Obama’s liberal pick for the Supreme Court, conservatives have consistently countered that there is no need to rush the confirmation process during an election year. After all, Supreme Court justices serve lifetime appointments, and Americans are opposed to shifting the balance in a more liberal direction. According to a CNN/ORC poll, fully 66 percent of Americans want the balance of the Supreme Court to remain as it is or move in a more conservative direction.
Americans who are concerned about the make-up of the Supreme Court and want to protect it from a dramatic leftward lurch are taking action across the country. At Tea Party Patriots, we have seen an outpouring of grassroots activity to help strengthen Senate Republicans’ spines in their decision to wait until after the election for a confirmation hearing.
To help harness that grassroots energy, we have organized multiple activist days, providing an opportunity for people around the country to show up at Senators’ offices in Washington, D.C. and in their own states. We’ve already hosted events in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Iowa to thank Sens. Pat Toomey, Kelly Ayotte, and Chuck Grassley for remaining strong – and we will be adding more states and Senators in the coming weeks.
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