Several prominent progressive organizations are demanding that the Democratic Party’s senators do whatever they can to block Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. On Tuesday night, Trump picked Neil Gorsuch, 49, to fill the seat.
“As long as the president is in flagrant disregard for the basic underpinnings of our republic, it is no time to consider a Supreme Court nominee,” said Ben Wikler, the Washington director of MoveOn.org, in an interview. “The next election is a while away, but what Senate Democrats do here and over the next few months will be seared into the memory of every Democratic voter.”
The core of the progressive groups’ argument is that Senate Democrats have dramatically underestimated the scale and depth of their voters’ anger toward Trump’s administration. (Only one Senate Democrat, Oregon’s Jeff Merkley, has announced that he’ll filibuster Trump’s nominee.)
“We want to see our leaders in Congress standing up as strongly to the Trump administration as we are in the streets and in airports across the country,” said Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democracy for America. “Anything less than a complete and utter rejection of Trump’s Cabinet appointees and of their Supreme Court appointees is absolutely unacceptable.”
I would typically be against tactics like this because I think being oppositional for the sake of opposition hurts the country.
However Donald Trump is a special case and he NEEDS to be stopped, or at the very least slowed down, every step of the way.
I would argue that these same tactics should have been used to stop the appointment of Rex Tillerson and Ben Carson, but they most certainly need to be used to stop Secretary of Education nominee Betsy Devos (Who they are now getting help with by the way.), Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (Who is much worse than we have been led to believe.), DHHS nominee Tom Price, Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry, and well essentially the whole kit and kaboodle.
And I would also support threatening those that don't recognize the outrage of the American people over having Putin's puppet running our country with primary challenges in the upcoming elections.
We are at war people, and it is high time that the progressives demonstrated that they can kick butt with the best of them.