Obama asks the Senate Republicans to do “their job”

February 10, 2016

reobama1The President said that he wants the Senate Judiciary Committee to do “their Job” in regards to his future supreme court nomination.

Obama told reporters “My hope and expectation is once there is an actual nominee…that those on the Judiciary Committee recognize that their job is to give this person a hearing,”

“I don’t expect Mitch McConnell to say that is the case today…let’s see how the public responds to the nominee that we put forward.”

Choosing a nominee is his right said the president. He added that the irony of the situation is not lost, since the Republicans who state that they are constitutional conservatives are against choosing his nominee.

“None of the founding fathers thought when it comes to the president carrying out his duty he should do it for three years and on the last year stop doing that,” he said.

“The truth of the matter is that traditionally the term lame-duck refers to two or three months after an election takes place in which a new president is about to be sworn in.”

The president’s response came after the McConnell and GOP members stated that they will not carry out hearings for Obama’s nominee. Senate republicans have spoken to Obama, but the president was not convinced by their arguments.

“There’s not a lot of vigor when they defend the position,” he said.

“Then invariably what you’re gonna see is a further deterioration in the ability of any president to make any judiciary nominations,”