January 31, 2017

Bob Casey Faces Supreme Court Filibuster Hypocrisy

Senate Democrats are threatening to filibuster a new Supreme Court nominee no matter who is chosen to fill the important position. If Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) wants to stay consistent, he won’t be among those Democrats who filibuster a Supreme Court nominee. That’s because last year Senator Casey stated that a Supreme Court nominee deserved “a fair hearing and a timely vote”

“In March, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, called on Senate Republicans to ‘end the obstruction’ and give Supreme Court nominees a fair hearing and a timely vote. Casey has one message for his Republican colleagues in the U.S. Senate. ‘Do your job,’ he said. ‘It’s as simple as that.’ Casey said the U.S. Constitution provides a simple and clear path to nominate a Supreme Court candidate.”

If Senator Casey joins the planned Democratic filibuster it will be a clear warning to Pennsylvania voters that they cannot trust anything he says.