January 31, 2017

Bill Nelson Faces Supreme Court Filibuster Hypocrisy

Senate Democrats are threatening to filibuster a new Supreme Court nominee no matter who is named. This presents Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) with quite the dilemma. After all, the Florida Senator said that the Senate has “a constitutional responsibility to fill vacancies” last March:

“The Senate has a constitutional responsibility to fill vacancies on the Supreme Court and I take that responsibility very seriously. Today, the president nominated Judge Merrick Garland to serve on our nation’s highest court and I hope that the Senate is given a chance to fully consider this nominee.”

Yet if Senator Nelson joins with Senate Democrats to block any Supreme Court nominee he’ll have flip flopped on this position. Florida voters deserve to know if he will put their wishes over the liberal activists calling for Supreme Court obstruction.