January 31, 2017

Joe Donnelly Faces Supreme Court Filibuster Hypocrisy

Senate Democrats are threatening to filibuster a new Supreme Court nominee no matter who is named. This is a problem for Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN). With the announcement of a new Supreme Court nominee, Senator Donnelly recent comments on the Supreme Court are once again relevant. Senator Donnelly’s was a strong supporter of a process that gives each Supreme Court nominee an up or down vote, calling it his “Constitutional obligation”:

“And so I expect that President Obama will bring forward a nominee and my Constitutional obligation is to review that nominee, to ask questions about that nominee, and then to vote on it. So you know I plan to do my job.”

If Donnelly supports a filibuster now, Indiana voters will know he no longer plans on doing his job.