Obama Fights Back at GOP Refusing to Vote on SCOTUS Nominee: ‘#DoYourJob’
Now that a group of GOP senators have met and discussed whether they really should refuse to vote on any Supreme Court nominee put forth by President Barack Obama and decided that yes, they should definitely do that, Obama has, as the kids say, clapped back.
Here are the signatures of the senators who are insisting they will not be holding any hearings until a new president takes office next year:
LETTER: ‘this Committee will not hold hearings on any Supreme Court nominee’ until 1/20/17 pic.twitter.com/rMKGkDOn58
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) February 23, 2016
That has never been done before, which historians have been pointing out in the week and a half since Justice Antonin Scalia died. Obama pointed it out today, too:
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 23, 2016
He tweeted a gif showing the number of days between past Justices’ nominations and confirmations, then urged his 70.3 million followers to tell the senate to do their jobs. Aptly, the hashtag voters are encouraged to use is #DoYourJob.
This back-and-forth will continue for a while, which is made even more tedious by the fact that Obama hasn’t even made his nomination yet, though he’s stated that he will.
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