When President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat of Antonin Scalia, Sen. Mitch McConnell said the vacancy would have to wait until a new president took office. "Let the people decide," he said, even though the sitting president was elected by 51 percent of the electorate and had nearly a year left in his term.
Now when it looks like Hillary Clinton may be our next president, Sen. John McCain said that a Republican Senate would oppose any Clinton nominee to the Supreme Court ("Supreme Court stand-off," Oct. 19).This means that the Senate would not do its' constitutional job of advise and consent for another two years.
What kind of constitutionalists are these Republicans? Let's elect a Democratic Senate to fulfill their constitutional duty.
David Pollitt, Catonsville