Rounds Statement on President Obama’s Nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

Rounds Statement on President Obama’s Nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court


WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor after President Obama nominated Merrick Garland, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to the United States Supreme Court.

“Whoever is confirmed to fill the open seat on the Supreme Court will be serving a lifetime appointment,” said Rounds. “Keeping in mind the current political makeup of the court, the man or woman who will replace Justice Scalia has the potential to hold incredible influence over the ideological direction of the court for a generation to come. It is critically important that the next justice is committed to upholding the principles of the Constitution. We owe it to Justice Scalia, our judicial system and the Constitution to uphold the highest standards when determining our next Supreme Court Justice. We also owe it to the American people to make certain their voice is heard in this election.”

 

11 thoughts on “Rounds Statement on President Obama’s Nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

  1. Curt Mortenson

    Despite your campaign promise to help make the Senate work, you disappoint us all by wallowing in the same hyper-partisan crap that will destroy our collective futures. Trump will likely move you to the minority by next January. Brilliant move to ignore your obligation under the Constitution!

    1. Anonymous

      Rounds didn’t disappoint me. I don’t want another Obama nominee on the Supreme Court! If we get another one from him like his other two, the 2nd Amendment as an individual’s right will soon disappear.

    2. Anonymous

      Curt,
      Respectfully and whole heartedly disagree. An Obama appointee on the Supreme Court would be another unmitigated disaster. Hold the line, pray for a non-Hillary president.

      1. fretwalker

        Do you 2 Anons not even know what you are saying? This illustrates the total ignorance of the “wingies”. Can y’all not comprehend that Constitutional responsibility is not condiment to be used by choice? Can y’all not comprehend un-Americanism of trying to deny everything to any president because you people detest the Democratic process when it works but not to your liking…?
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        ” If we get another one from him like his other two, the 2nd Amendment as an individual’s right will soon disappear.”– I would wager you cannot even attempt to justify that absurd delusion with facts.

        1. Anonymous

          Then why did the 4 liberals already on the court vote to strip away the 2nd amendment? Do some research before you post. Look up the Heller case while you are at it.

          The Senate is advising…this nomination is dead on arrival.

          1. Anonymous

            That case was argued in front of the SCOTUS in 2008. Way before Obama was elected president. To quote you: Do some research before you post. And who are the four ‘liberals’ that you assert voted to strip away the 2nd amendment? Which is a false statement. The 2nd amendment remains part of the Constitution. Put on your tin foil hat and try to come up with some great spin. I’m sure it will be loony.

  2. Anon

    It’s hilarious to see him talking about upholding the Constitution at the same time as defying one of the Senate’s Constitutional obligations.

    And I don’t get why Republicans don’t want to hold a hearing/vote so they can vote NO. They love voting against Obama stuff (just look at all the Obamacare repeal votes).