Archive for April 2016
“The duty of the President to nominate and the duty of the Senate to give its advice and consent to Supreme Court Justices are among the most important functions of our constitutional government. Politicizing the sensitive Supreme Court selection process carries the danger of permanently injuring the independence, integrity, and institutional individuality of the third branch.”
— Senator Orrin Hatch, July 30, 1997
For weeks now, Senator Orrin Hatch has been the point man for the GOP’s campaign of deception, deflection, and distraction as it frantically tries to keep the American people from fully understanding the severity of the obstruction currently occurring in the Senate. He’s written quite a few pieces, both for press releases and for publications such as Time, USA Today, The New York Times, Bloomberg View, The Deseret News, and the Salt Lake Tribune.
Hatch has killed lots of trees telling much the same story: Read the rest of this entry »