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Destroying The Institution

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On Tuesday afternoon, Schumer had told reporters, "We invoked the two-hour rule because we can't have business as usual when Republicans are destroying the institution as they have done."

Question: If the president has the constitutional right to appoint a nominee to a vacancy on the Supreme Court AND the Senate has the constitutional right to vote on the president's nominee, how is the institution being destroyed?




 

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On Tuesday afternoon, Schumer had told reporters, "We invoked the two-hour rule because we can't have business as usual when Republicans are destroying the institution as they have done."

Question: If the president has the constitutional right to appoint a nominee to a vacancy on the Supreme Court AND the Senate has the constitutional right to vote on the president's nominee, how is the institution being destroyed?


Stupid misdirecting question.

The house and senate may also make rules to govern themselves. They did. The GOP single-handedly invented a rule about not voting on nominations in an election year in order to steal Garland's seat. They are now excusing themselves from following that rule by inventing more bullshit, so they can steal another seat. There is no point to having rules if they're going to be broken whenever it suits Moscow Bitch. Hence "destroying the institution".

No doubt McConnell will ignore the rule now invoked - saying no Senate committee or subcommittee can meet after the Senate has been in session for two hours or after 2 p.m. - by having the relevant committees and subcommittees meet anyway, daring capitol police to drag them out (note: they won't)

This was always the flaw in democracy: it only works if enough people play by the rules. If the wrong party is in all the right positions it can successfully break the rules. Then the whole thing starts unraveling. That's the point. Constitutional authority isn't the point. So naturally, you tried to make it about constitutional authority.
 

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Stupid misdirecting question.

The house and senate may also make rules to govern themselves. They did. The GOP single-handedly invented a rule about not voting on nominations in an election year in order to steal Garland's seat. They are now excusing themselves from following that rule by inventing more bullshit, so they can steal another seat. There is no point to having rules if they're going to be broken whenever it suits Moscow Bitch. Hence "destroying the institution".

No doubt McConnell will ignore the rule now invoked - saying no Senate committee or subcommittee can meet after the Senate has been in session for two hours or after 2 p.m. - by having the relevant committees and subcommittees meet anyway, daring capitol police to drag them out (note: they won't)

This was always the flaw in democracy: it only works if enough people play by the rules. If the wrong party is in all the right positions it can successfully break the rules. Then the whole thing starts unraveling. That's the point. Constitutional authority isn't the point. So naturally, you tried to make it about constitutional authority.
Please post the Senate rule about not voting on nominations in an election year. Page number and section please.
 
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