Weekend Update: A Short History of Sen. Ron Johnson’s Supreme Court Obstructionism
Ron Johnson is content to take his cues from Washington Republicans who favor partisan bickering and obstructionism over a full and functional Supreme Court.
MADISON – On Friday, we reviewed Sen. Johnson’s week in Supreme Court obstructionism. After the flood of condemnation and the stinging editorials, Johnson received for refusing to do his job, you’d imagine the Senator would rethink his partisan position. But, no.
On Saturday, Johnson paid a visit to the state of Wisconsin to tout his obstructionist stance.
As the Daily Union reports, Sen. Johnson remains in lockstep with Republicans like Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Mitch McConnell who favor delaying a Supreme Court nominee until after President Obama leaves office:
Johnson has joined in supporting Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in calls to block an Obama nominee without a hearing.
“Rather than have a lame-duck president put forward a nomination, rather than have a lame-duck Senate confirm that nomination, why don’t we let the American people decide?,” Johnson said.
“It’s a unique time in our history. The American people are going to go to the polls in 2016 and decide what path this nation is on. Are we going to continue on this road to serfdom or are we going to change course and re-embrace the founding principles of this nation?”
While we don’t quite understand how nominating a justice to our nation’s highest court is tantamount to serfdom, we do know one thing: instead of doing his job, Ron Johnson is content to take his cues from Washington Republicans who favor partisan bickering and obstructionism over a full and functional Supreme Court.
It’s wrong, it’s irresponsible, and it’s what we’ve come to expect from Sen. Johnson.
Press Releases by Democratic Party of Wisconsin
During his tenure as Governor, Scott Walker has rammed destructive, anti-worker policies through the Republican-controlled legislature.
"Just three weeks into the Trump Presidency, major national security risks have reared their head..."
"Of course the people of Charleston are deeply offended by Rep. Sean Duffy's comments..."
Rep. Sean Duffy has rebuffed Wisconsin values at every turn, but today he took his act to a new low.
Even as millions of Americans, including business leaders, express their displeasure with the law, Rep. Sean Duffy wasted no time jumping on President Trump's cruel and un-American bandwagon.
"This is an incredibly important ruling for the people of Wisconsin and our democracy."