1.3 Million Petition Signatures Delivered to Senators Calling For Supreme Court Nominee To Get Fair Consideration
Sen. Schumer: “They swear they’re gonna hold their ground, but over time, they fold.” Sen. Murphy: “Senate Republicans are giving a middle finger to the American people.” Groups: This is just the beginning of organizing the public.
Leaders From CREDO Action, Color of Change, MoveOn.org Civic Action, Every Voice, Daily Kos, Demand Progress, PFAW, Common Cause, PCCC, Ultra Violet Action, and NextGen Climate Tell Senate Republicans:
Do Your Job. Follow The Constitution. Or Prepare For Public Outrage.
Sen. Chuck Schumer as well as Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy accept over 1.3 million petition signatures from progressive groups includingCREDO, MoveOn.org Civic Action, Daily Kos, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), Demand Progress, UltraViolet Action, People For the American Way, Color of Change, Common Cause, NextGen Climate, and Every Voice, calling on Senate Republicans to stop SCOTUS obstruction.
Today, Senate Democrats and leading progressive groups vowed to increase public pressure on Senate Republicans until they stopped their Supreme Court obstruction and allowed a nominee to be fairly considered.
Standing with progressive organization leaders, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said: “They swear they’re gonna hold their ground, but over time, they fold. Republican leadership said they would never fund the Affordable Care Act — they did. Republican leadership said they were never going to break the budget gaps and relieve sequestration — they did. They said they’d never reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank — they did. They said they’d never pass a DHS bill which funded the president’s executive action on immigration. They said they’d never confirm Loretta Lynch — they did. And so, over and over again we’ve seen this movie.”
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) added: “Senate Republicans are …