No justification for Republican actions
I would like to reply as concisely as possible to the justification offered by the Republicans for their near party-line confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and the other shenanigans they have carried out to transform the courts into a conservative stronghold.
Senate Majority Leader McConnell blocked 128 of Barack Obama’s nominees to the federal courts, enabling Trump to pack those seats with conservative judges, nine of whom were deemed unqualified by the American Bar Association. Then he had the gall to brag about the deed to Sean Hannity.
For nine months McConnell refused to give Merrick Garland, Barack Obama’s nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat, even so much as a confirmation hearing, citing the specious argument that Supreme Court nominations should not be made during an election year.
No such provision exists in the Constitution. McConnell just pulled that “rule” out of thin air, which Republicans then hypocritically ignored with Barrett’s nomination. Reminder: Justice Anthony Kennedy was nominated by the sainted Ronald Reagan and confirmed 97–0 by a Democratic-controlled Senate scarcely nine months before the 1988 election and on the heels of Robert Bork’s rejection by a floor vote in which six Republicans sided with Democrats.
McConnell ditched the filibuster for Supreme Court confirmations, not Democrat Harry Reid. After Senate Republicans attempted to filibuster multiple Obama presidential appointments, Reid orchestrated a move to lower the Senate vote threshold to 51 to confirm most Judicial nominees but not nominees to the Supreme Court.
A president should be of sound mind
Do you not feel that a man running for such a high office should at least be of sound mind? Biden referred to his granddaughter and did not even use her correct name. That should put him in a class of not fit for any office. Will the 25th Amendment be used if he wins?
The United States has become a laughingstock and with very good reason.
Ready to give paper another chance
The Gazette has done a disservice to their readers by using the New York Times Service for the last four years.
Bias was clear not only in the way the news articles were written, but also in the choice of what was printed and what was neglected.
It’s clearly biased when you can read nothing positive, or even nice, about the president in four years, even though some of his accomplishments were indeed notable. The Gazette misused its influence. I had just finally decided to cancel The Gazette, which I have subscribed to for 61 years, when I read they are changing their service to AP. I will give them another chance.
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