Noted Constitutional Scholar Barbra Streisand Urges Obama To Do This!
Barbra Streisand urges Obama to bypass Senate, appoint Supreme Court justice unilaterally…
Dang that pesky Constitution! Thank God the Founding Fathers were insightful enough to put in safeguards from this sort of skullduggery.
FYI Barbra Streisand, let me put it in terms you might actually understand: That would be like Beyonce unilaterally giving herself your Grammy. Do you get it now?
It appears that Babblin’ Babs needs a remedial course in 8th grade civics.
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There’s been no word so far from Barbra Streisand on whether she will make good on her pledge to leave the country, but she does want President Obama to bypass the Senate and appoint a Supreme Court justice before leaving office.
Ms. Streisand is championing a White House “We the People” petition calling on the Democratic president to appoint Merrick Garland without the confirmation of the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans.
In March, Mr. Obama nominated Mr. Garland, chief justice of the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, but Senate Republicans have refused to hold hearings or vote on his nomination.
“If you are concerned about the Supreme Court, please consider going to this website and signing a petition asking President Obama to ‘appoint’ Merrick Garland,” said Ms. Streisand on Facebook.
“According to the Washington Post, he has the power to do this since Congress has refused to vote, and apparently that can be considered a waiver of its rights to advise and consent,” she said.
Her Washington Post citation referred to an April 8 op-ed by Gregory L. Diskant, a national board member of the liberal advocacy group Common Cause, who argued that the Senate would have “waived its right” to confirm a justice if it failed to do so in a “reasonable amount of time.”
Others would disagree, but the prospect of Mr. Obama making a unilateral appointment has already drawn nearly 100,000 signatures since the petition was posted Nov. 9.
The White House policy is to respond to all “We the People” petitions that gather 100,000 signatures within 30 days. More