Obama Thinking

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On tonight’s radio program, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin set President Obama straight on the constitutional power of the Senate to reject his nominees to the Supreme Court.

As Levin explained, there is no constitutional mandate on the United States Senate to hold hearings on President Obama’s nominees to the Supreme Court. But President Obama doesn’t care for the constitution. He just wants to pack the court with radical leftists.


Levin said it is “crucially important” to understand that the Congress is a co-equal branch of government to the President, and the Senate has an equal role in appointing a justice to the Supreme Court.

If the Senate wishes to wait until the next President makes an appointment to the Court, they are entirely within their constitutional power to do so. Don’t believe the liberal media when it says otherwise.  

There is nothing in the Constitution nor in historical precedent to suggest Republicans are obligated to have a vote on President Obama’s nominees.


Chris Pandolfo is a writer for the CR Wire. He holds a B.A. in Politics and Economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are Conservative Political Philosophy, the American Founding, and Progressive Rock. You can tweet angry pejoratives to him @cpandolfo2128.