The conservative base of the GOP is sending a message to the leadership. How well it will be received and what actions will or will not be taken, remain to be seen. This is probably one of the most constitutionally important picks that has faced our nation in a long time. Read the considerations in this article.
As Written By Cathy Burke for NEWSMAX:
Conservatives: SCOTUS Pick More Important Than Senate Majority
Conservatives are bluntly warning the Senate against holding Supreme Court nomination hearings, saying it would be “tone deaf” and enflame already angry voters.
According to The Hill, conservatives say blocking President Barack Obama’s high court pick is worth the risk even if Democrats retaliate and bring the Senate’s work to a halt.
“I would rank having a conservative justice as more important than having the majority in the Senate,” David Bozell, president of For America, a conservative advocacy group, tells The Hill.
“God knows this Republican majority in the Senate hasn’t done much anyway for conservatism, period. If you look at some of the conservative movement’s successes, it’s in large part due to the court doing some decent things and making some good decisions.”
Mike Farris, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, agrees, saying “the issues that are of great concern to the conservative movement have all been decided by the Supreme Court,” including Second Amendment rights, marriage and abortion.
“People who argue that the Republicans should play footsy with President Obama and the Democrats on this Supreme Court opening are the same types of people who are simply tone deaf to the political moment we’re experiencing,” the American Conservative Union’s chairman, Matt Schlapp, tells The Hill.
“The Senate should be more important to hold onto, but unfortunately with runaway interventionist court, the Supreme Court” might be more important, he said.