Within seconds of the announcement of SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia with progressive liberal Democrats started playing politics with his death, demanding the Senate confirm Obama’s next pick for SCOTUS as soon as he picks one. Squish McConnell claims there will be no new SCOTUS vote until the next president is sworn in. Of course, if you believe McConnell will actually stand up and now cowering to progressive Democrats, you are kidding yourselves.
But lets remember how Democrats loved blocking nominees. Robert Bork may is probably the most famous nomination to the Supreme Court that Democrats didn’t confirm. More recently was Miguel Estrada, He was nominated by Dubya Bush in 2001. Estrada would have been the first Hispanic member in DC Circuit Court of Appeals in history. Democrats blocked Miguel Estrada for more than two years. Eventually Estrada got fed up with the Democrat filibustering he withdrew his name from considering in late 2003.
Obviously because CommieCrats hate conservative Latinos.
|Remember Democrat blocked SCOTUS Miguel Estrada for two years?|
He was nominated by Bush in May 2001, but Senate Democrats used a filibuster to block his approval.
“I believe that the time has come to return my full attention to the practice of law and to regain the ability to make long-term plans for my family,” Estrada said in a letter to Bush.
Estrada did not mention the opposition to his nomination. But Bush slammed Senate Democrats for what he described as their “disgraceful treatment” of Estrada, saying the nomination deserved an up-or-down vote.
“The treatment of this fine man is an unfortunate chapter in the Senate’s history,” Bush said in a written statement.
On Capitol Hill, reaction to Estrada’s decision fell mostly on partisan lines.
Calling the demise of Estrada’s nomination a “dark moment,” Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tennessee, predicted Democrats will reap a backlash from the American public for using a filibuster to kill an appeals court nomination for the first time in history.
Frist also said “all options are open” for Republicans battling two other filibusters of Bush’s judicial nominees, including using parliamentary maneuvers and changing Senate rules to make breaking a filibuster easier.
But unapologetic Senate Democrats claimed victory and vowed to continue trying to block any Bush nominees who are, in the words of Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, “far beyond the mainstream.”