When Antonin Scalia died earlier this month, the anti-gun Left immediately saw this as an opportunity to reshape society — and to gut the Second Amendment.
The New York Times interviewed several academics last week, and they all agreed that if and when Obama’s Supreme Court pick is confirmed, “the pendulum would swing pretty quickly on gun control.”
They all agreed there would be a “major shift in the kind of gun control laws that get approved by the court.”
This is the reason why we have encouraged you, for almost two weeks now, to urge Senators to spike any Supreme Court nominee Obama puts forward.
Some Senators initially felt that the Republicans should at least hold a vote on Obama’s pick, but this is a very dangerous idea for several reasons.
Grassroots Gun Owners Deluging Senate Offices
Since the GOA alerts went out last week, both of these Republican Senators have listened to our members and concluded the best option is to oppose any action on the nominee.
These two Senate Republicans have now joined a larger Republican coalition — made up of Ted Cruz and others — announcing their opposition to Obama’s anti-gun pick.
In a letter to Mitch McConnell, these Senators wrote that the Senate Judiciary Committee “will not hold hearings on any Supreme Court nominee until after our next President is sworn in on January 20, 2017.”
That is the message that thousands of you have delivered to the Senate, deluging their offices in the past two weeks.
And that is exactly the position that Senate Republicans must adopt if we are going to keep the anti-gun Left from effectively ripping the Second Amendment from the Constitution.
Of course, you know that Republicans are notorious for wilting under pressure.
And that’s why we asked you last week to buck up Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging him to NOT back down on blocking Obama’s “swing vote” — and to “leave the next Supreme Court nomination to the next President.”
Again, your response has been overwhelming, and it led to an incredible announcement on Tuesday.
That’s when Senator McConnell told fellow Republicans there isn’t “a snowball’s chance in hell” that he’ll back down on his opposition to an Obama pick for the Supreme Court.
Thank you so much for taking action; it is making a remarkable difference!
But we can’t let down now — there’s too much at stake.
Hypocritical Democrats Lying to Brow-beat Republicans into Caving
So where are we now?
Well, we know that Barack Obama, the most lawless and unconstitutional president in history, will argue that Senate Republicans have a constitutional obligation to act on the nominee that he picks.
But that’s a lie. They don’t.
Whatever the Constitution allows, it does not REQUIRE the Senate to advise and consent — or to take any action whatsoever on a treaty or nomination.
Ironically, Harry Reid made this very point several years ago when he was the Senate Majority Leader.
And Vice President Joe Biden indicated the same when he was in the Senate (in 1992).
The media is going to intensify the heat on Senate Republicans to force them to cave in.
Gun owners, and constitutionalists all over the country, need to be the counter-pressure.
Urge them to continue blocking any Supreme Court nominee put forward by Barack Obama.
Right now, there are two Republicans who are insisting on a vote for Obama’s Supreme Court pick. Those two Senators are Mark Kirk (IL) and Susan Collins (ME).
Please make especially sure you contact them.