Members of Tea Party Patriots Field Team made a trip to the Keystone State last week, where they recruited local tea partyers to urge Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) to preserve former Justice Antonin Scalia’s legacy on the Supreme Court and continue rejecting President Obama’s liberal, anti-Second-Amendment Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.
“With lifetime tenure, the next justice will determine the Court’s balance for a generation,” Sen. Toomey said in a statement declining support for the nominee after meeting with the judge. “In that light, I believe it is sensible to allow the American people to participate in the choice of Justice Scalia’s successor less than seven months from now.”
“In sum, while Judge Garland is highly credentialed, areas of his legal thinking deeply concern me, particularly his excessive deference to overreaching agency regulations and his approach to the War on Terror,” Sen. Toomey says.
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 deserves the right to impact such a monumental decision.