An open letter to the U.S. Senate

Delay SCOTUS vote to maintain GOP precedent

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In 2016, you and your GOP colleagues refused to hold a hearing on President Obama’s nominee to SCOTUS, inventing the principle that the senate should not fill an open seat on the Supreme Court before a new president is sworn in. I agree with President Obama’s statement that, “A basic principle of the law — and of everyday fairness — is that we apply rules with consistency, and not based on what’s convenient or advantageous in the moment.” It would be inappropriate and hypocritical to fill a SCOTUS seat when we are less than two weeks, TWO WEEKS away from a presidential election. 47 million people have already voted! I strongly urge you to maintain the precedent you set in 2016 by refusing to vote on any SCOTUS nominee prior to Biden’s inauguration or Trump’s re-election.

First sent on October 23, 2020 by Cole

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