Voting for the 2020 election is already underway, 22 million people have already voted. Never before in our nation’s history has the United States Senate confirmed a Supreme Court Justice nominee this late in an election year, and it must not do so now. Under no circumstances should the Senate vote on a confirmation until after Inauguration.
Email key senators and tell them to put our nation’s democracy and welfare above partisan desires. These Senators must publicly state that they will not support a confirmation vote for the new Supreme Court Justice until the next presidential term begins. When a confirmation vote comes to the floor before then, they must vote “no” to protect our democracy.
At this most delicate time, a partisan fight to confirm a Supreme Court Justice before the next presidential term begins would rip our nation further apart, and do irreparable damage to our democracy.
Waiting to vote on the new nomination until the next presidential term begins is consistent with Mitch McConnell’s past statement. In February 2016, six months before a single ballot had been cast, Mitch McConnell declared that “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”
Today, in states across the country, people have already begun voting in the 2020 election and the American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.
Senators have the massive responsibility—and opportunity—to do what is right at this most critical moment in our nation. Let’s tell them that we, the people, are watching.