Millions of American voters elected Barack Obama to serve two terms representing their interests and will. An important part of serving the American people is nominating replacements for open seats on the U.S. Supreme Court. Recently we lost Justice Antonin Scalia leaving a seat open. Today President Obama nominated Chief Judge Merrick Garland to be a justice on the Supreme Court. “Garland is the chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1997. A former clerk for Justice William Brennan, he’s served in private practice and at the Justice Department.
Garland, 63, was confirmed by a 76-23 vote. Obama previously considered him for the seats that ultimately went to Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.”
The purpose of this post is to let you see the faces of the men who oppose the will of the people by blocking Judge Garland. These men are U.S. Senators on the Judiciary Committee whose constitutional job is to confirm the president’s nominees. These men are principal members of the Republican Party, the “Party of No.” Republicans have plotted to obstruct Barack Obama’s presidency and obnubilate his legacy as the first African-American President of the United States of America. Watch Senator Mitch McConnell announce his party’s primary goal: