Sen. Tillis & Sen. Burr Open to Obama Picks for Scalia Replacement

Thom Tillis ran for the Senate promising he wouldn’t be another rubber stamp for President Obama. The senator needs to know that you remember those promises, and you’ll still remember four years from November. Likewise, Richard Burr.

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Raleigh, NC -(Ammoland.com)- Merrick Garland is Obama’s Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Scalia. Garland’s record indicates he would vote to overturn Scalia’s landmark D.C. vs. Heller ruling that allows citizens in Washington, DC to have a gun.

Other votes by Garland convey his absolute hostility to our 2nd Amendment rights. See http://bit.ly/1RnoWZr for a National Review look at this.

Garland’s Nomination Is A Potential Disaster for the Bill of Rights:

The unfortunate passing of originalist Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has brought to the forefront some terrifying possibilities. Namely, the potential lame duck appointment, by President Obama, of another far left Supreme Court justice. For the foreseeable future, this would tip the balance of every important Supreme Court decision away from Constitutional principles. It is not hyperbole to say it is something from which the nation might never recover.

Tillis Reconsiders the ‘Rubber Stamp’:

With potential disaster looming, nearly all Republican Senators who have spoken on the topic have insisted the Senate will hold firm, and Scalia’s replacement will be appointed by the next president. However, not Thom Tillis. He doesn’t seem concerned at all. In fact, the beltway press breathlessly touted Tillis’s “breaking ranks” from other Conservatives on this matter.

From Politico

[Senator Thom Tillis] suggested in an interview with The Tyler Cralle Showon Tuesday that lawmakers should consider any nominee the president sends forth and approve or reject based on his or her merits.

An ideological replacement for Scalia is “unlikely to happen,” Tillis conceded, “but I think we fall into the trap if we just simply say sight unseen—we fall into the trap of being obstructionist.”

Tillis & Burr were hired by the people of North Carolina for the express purpose of being “obstructionists,” but oddly they are now terrified of being seen as such. So much for a fearless freshman and a veteran senator to throw away the rubber stamp, and oppose those trapped in the beltway bubble. Tillis has been in Washington just under two years, and it appears he really, really likes it there—a bit too much.

Send Your Senators a Message:

Below, see how you can easily remind your U.S. Senators, particularly our junior senator, Thom Tillis, that performance reviews are approaching (they always are). In Tillis’s case, he’s not leaving himself very good marks. Let him know that you he needs to do the right thing, because you will remember—even four years from November.

About Grass Roots North Carolina:

Grass Roots North Carolina is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the freedoms guaranteed us by the Bill of Rights. Our main focus is the right to keep and bear arms. GRNC was central to drafting and passing North Carolina’s concealed handgun law and since that time has continued to push for improvements to gun laws.

For more information, visit: www.grnc.org.

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Terry Higginbotham
Terry Higginbotham
5 years ago

“obstructionists” is just the current definition of a Republican. Do your frickin job folks! Politics have, since the dawn of time, been a act of compromise for the sake of the greater good. Instead of just saying “NO!”, how about working with the folks across the isle to get something done.

Eric
Eric
5 years ago

We the People would like to know more about these nominees , we don’t need a another Sotomayor spouting for the children and public safety and the word Militia is in the 2nd amendment so it applies only to National Guard.
She knows not the meaning of Constitutional rights and fair and impartial , we don’t need another liberal ignorant judge.

The Dude
The Dude
5 years ago

You can’t talk all the time about following the constitution then cherry pick it like a lib. The sitting president puts up a nomination. The senate committee rejects them or sends them to the full senate to except or reject them.

freewill
freewill
5 years ago
Reply to  The Dude

well then lets put Scalias vacancy on the bottom of the list and start working on the 81 federal vacancys in the courts..the last i knew, there was on 39 nominations, so lets play there game…oldest vacancy first

freewill
freewill
5 years ago

The President cant install a lame duck Justice unless the congress is not in session for three days, watch for the Rhinos Mitchell and Ryan to allow this to happen

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Just voted, wish I would have known this a week ago,

Infidel762
Infidel762
5 years ago

Traitors, remember at the next election and remind them repeatedly we have not forgotten.

DaProf
DaProf
5 years ago

You have to wonder if they are not paying attention to what voters are telling the GOP.
Maybe they get their news from the same sources as Obama?

Carl
Carl
5 years ago
Reply to  DaProf

I have been scratching my head trying to remember anything good that has ever come out of Chicago. I’m drawing a blank-Anyone?

Elder Ambassador
Elder Ambassador
5 years ago
Reply to  Carl

Absolutely Superb Beef Steaks!! Other than that, well, dinner (that Excellent Beef again) at Harry Caray’s with a drink and home made potato chips at the bar beforehand.

fishunter
fishunter
5 years ago
Reply to  Carl

The Blackhawks are a good hockey team and the basketball team has had good years. Other than those examples, not much!