I must say that I was surprised, if not floored, that any senator, much less one who claims Republican allegiance, would ever depart from their Constitutional duties in quite the way as has Senator Collins.
NOTE: All references to Senator Susan Collins “breaking the law” in this article and anywhere else on this blog are ALL to be taken as “allegedly,” for as of this writing and to the best of the author’s knowledge, Susan Collins has neither been charged, tried, convicted nor sentenced of any crime.
Doesn’t mean she hasn’t committed a crime, however, and violating one’s oath of office to support and defend the Constitution is, in my book, a crime.
Please — Don’t take my word for it, however, as she admits to the whole kit and caboodle on Twitter:
In order for the American people to have faith in their elected officials, we must act fairly and consistently—no matter which political party is in power. President Trump has the constitutional authority to make a nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, and I would have no objection to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s beginning the process of reviewing his nominee’s credentials.
Given the proximity of the presidential election, however, I do not believe that the Senate should vote on the nominee prior to the election. In fairness to the American people, who will either be re-electing the President or selecting a new one, the decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd.Susan Collins, U.S. Senator, 2:13 PM · Sep 19, 2020, Twitter Web App
Similarly, Joe Biden said something to the effect, “Let the American people elect the president and let that president decide.”
Well, Sue, Joe… We the American People have elected a president. His name is Donald J. Trump, and he has decided.
You speak of “fairness to the American people” while slighting i.e. failing to be fair to the American People who elected Donald J. Trump.
If you want to be “fair,” Senator, do your job:
- Is the candidate reasonably qualified for the position?
- Does the candidate’s history indicate that he or she will actually “support and defend” the Constitution?
- Are there any recent behaviors (last decade) in the candidate’s history such as shouting, “Impeach the m***** f*****!” or claiming “fairness to the American people” while refusing to do their duty as a United States Senator that would indicate they would not be able to comport themselves properly as a member of the three top branches of our federal government?
Barring any glaring objections, the time for confirmation is nigh. Provide advice, review the candidate, and if you have no legitimate objections, Senator, give your consent.
Senator Collins, ours is a government “of the people, by the people, for the people.” To that end, our Constitution — all 10 pages in 11 pt Calibri type — was written to be understood by ALL, including this little ditty:
[The President] he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint … Judges of the supreme Court (emphasis mine).Article. II. Section. 2. of the Constitution for the United States of America
For the Senate to delay or otherwise refuse to do their duty is not your call, Senator Collins. You were not elected to stall the wheels of due Constitutional process. That call has been made by the Constitution for the United States of America, and it comes down to the difference between “may,” “will” and “shall:”
- May: permission
- Will: command, exhortation or injunction
- Shall: absolute imperative
Our Constitution specifically states that the President shall nominate and shall appoint Supreme Court Judges. Nothing is more imperative than “shall,” Senator Collins. There is no wiggle room here, Senator. If you delay this process, you’re just flat-out refusing to do your job.
Yes, President Trump’s nominating and appointing shall be with “the Advice and Consent of the Senate,” but it remains the President’s DUTY to fully adhere to ALL “shalls” just as it remains YOUR duty to do the same. That is PRECISELY what President Trump is doing, Senator Collins, which raises the question as to why you are not only REFUSING to do your job, you’re calling on the other 99 Members of the Senate to REFUSE to do their jobs, as well.
I never thought I’d have to remind a United States Senator of the essentials of their job, but here we are.
With all due respect, Senator, your job is “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
You swore an oath to this effect, Senator. Have your forgotten?
By making recommendations counter to Constitutional law, you’re violating the law.
That’s not “supporting,” Senator Collins. That’s undermining, and since the Constitution is indeed “the Supreme Law of the Land,” your “public statement” is therefore breaking the law, specifically, it’s breaking the letter, intent and the spirit of the Constitution itself, which is indeed “the supreme Law of the Land.”
I am curious, though, as to WHY you’re breaking the law. Could it be you’ve sold out to similarly law-breaking Demoncraps? Could it be you’ve sold out to George Soros, Bill Gates, or other deep-pocket donors who
Or is it merely ignorance on your part, that you somehow forgot what the Constitution actually says?
Regardless, we the People of the United States of America, by law, implore you to cease and desist.
In the meantime, Senator, since your pattern of behavior over recent years has clearly indicated your decisions often run contrary to our Supreme Law of the Land, you leave us no choice but to pursue the matter via additional means at our disposal, namely, “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” against YOU for FAILING to adhere to your oath of office “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Specifically, We the People require our Senators to censure you for your Constitution-violating statements and actions.
It appears you’ve fallen in with a bad crowd, Senator Collins, perhaps one of Sorosic origin. You no longer have either the ear or the confidence of the American People. Instead, you have become a RINO — Republican in Name Only — and are now observed to be casting lots with enemies of the Constitution for the United States of America, our Nation itself, and our People.
It’s time your constituents wake up and vote for a Republican who actually follows the law.
Same goes for the other short list of RINO Senators who sided with Biden.
Whether they’re racking up a billion dollars of damages in cities across the U.S. or refusing to support and defend the Constitution, America is sick and tired of criminals.
We LOVE integrity, but we DETEST turncoats.
We the People of the United States of America will not EVER tolerate such actions.