Action puts republic at point of collapse

Sen. Mitch McConnell and the Republican Senate majority have demanded that the minority not block Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, with a filibuster.

However, when McConnell and the majority refused to hold hearings for President Barack Obama’s nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, the Senate majority declared the Constitution moot and void.

This placed the republic at the point of collapse through the use of political insurrection against the Constitution.

Article II, Section 2, paragraph 2 clearly states the constitutional duties of the president and the Senate.

Thus, McConnell and the Senate majority publicly declared insurrection against the union by not fulfilling their constitutional obligations.

This insurrection failed to produce any public, political or judicial oppositions.

Obama did not use his constitutional authority to appoint Judge Garland when the Senate was in recess, thus giving no resistance to the Senate majority’s insurrection.

Now McConnell and the Republican majority demand that the Democratic minority do their constitutional duty… the same constitutional duty that the Republicans denied Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.

McConnell’s majority party broke the covenant of duty with the constitution, thereby presenting the opportunity to deny any or all nominees the right to a committee hearing or a Senate vote.

Perhaps the real villains in this insurrection are the citizens, who in their ideological madness, cared only to gain power for their political side.

They, in doing so, have invalidated the constitution, our governmental balances and the protections once afforded to us by our constitution.

Louis A. Mollica

Hollidaysburg

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