WHERE’S JOHNNY? Isakson continues to hold up Supreme Court nominee

September 22, 2016

ATLANTA – Today marks 190 days since President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, marking Garland as the longest wait between a nomination and confirmation in U.S. History. On Monday, Senator Isakson said he would “never support something I felt like is contrary to the intent of the U.S. Constitution,” although he has yet to even meet with the nominee. In 2005, Isakson said on the Senate floor that “every judge nominated by this President, or any president, deserves an up-or-down vote one way or another.”

Where’s Johnny? Ignoring the Constitution and playing politics with the Supreme Court.

  • In 2005, Senator Isakson said in a floor speech that “…every judge nominated by this President, or any president, deserves an up-or-down vote, one way or another. It is the responsibility of the Senate. It is the direction of the Constitution.”
  • Last week, Senator Isakson was quoted stating that he “will never support anything that’s against the U.S. Constitution, no matter who supports it – a Republican or a Democrat. I would never support something I felt like is contrary to the intent of the U.S. Constitution.”

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