Members of Tea Party Patriots Field Team made a trip to the Centennial State last week, where they braved inclement weather and recruited local tea partyers to petition Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) to reverse course and reject President Obama’s liberal, anti-Second-Amendment Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.
“Because he is thoughtful, thorough, and well-respected across the political spectrum, obstructing a fair process, much less refusing to meet with him, makes no sense,” Sen. Bennet said in a statement in April after meeting with the nominee.
But the Senate is operating exactly within its constitutional authority to decline holding hearings for a judicial candidate the American people don’t want to see on the bench, as evidenced by sweeping conservative Senate victories in 2014. We hope Sen. Bennet realizes this and decides to join us in preserving the legacy of conservative, Constitution-devotee Justice Antonin Scalia.
D.C. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland has a record of far-left rulings on issues ranging from Second-Amendment rights to business regulation and would be the sure-fire means of tipping the Supreme Court scale in favor of President Obama’s liberal policy agenda.
For the rest of 2016, Tea Party Patriots will focus heavily on Senate Republicans, making sure they keep their promises to hold firm against the pressure from the progressive left. This means no hearings and no votes on any nomination by President Obama so that the American people can have a say in the process. After all, this is a lifetime appointment. The citizenry deserve the right to impact such a monumental decision.