Letter: The contradictions of Mitch McConnell

Published: 9/26/2020 12:10:40 AM
Modified: 9/26/2020 12:10:30 AM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “We have an obligation under the Constitution should we choose to take advantage of it with a president of the same party as the Senate to advance a nomination.”

He was referencing his contradictions regarding letting the people choose in an upcoming election and having Republicans push through a nomination because they have the presidency and the Senate. I was very angry, but okay with letting the people have a voice in an election. He isn’t.

He was wrong, and I was wrong too, thinking it was okay to wait for an election year idealism of the people’s vote to make a decision. Because the Constitution does not have the phrase “if we so choose” after the obligation to “advise and consent” by the Senate. The reason being a Senate majority leader of the opposite party of the sitting president could choose not to fulfill the obligation to “advise and consent” for four years or an election year.

The leader forgot to put a time restraint on his “if we so choose.” Letting an election decide might be progressive idealism on the leader’s part, but it is unconstitutional. It also politicizes the Supreme Court against the intent of the Constitution.

We have become a Third World despotic country. MAGA: More American Gnosis Again. Partial definition of gnosis: knowledge of truth to be essential to salvation.

BOB THOMAS

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