For Immediate Release: November 21, 2013
Contact: Diane Gramley 1.814.271.9078 or 1.814.437.5355
Senator Bob Casey Joins His Party to Radically Remake America’s Judicial System
(Harrisburg) — Today Senator Bob Casey, Jr. joined the other Senate Democrats, except Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR), to rewrite the rules and remove the minority party’s ability to filibuster judicial nominees requiring a 60 vote threshold to advance the nominee. Such a move leaves the path wide open for President Obama to remake the US judicial system. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) is appalled by Senator Casey’s continued votes which attack the family and destroys the lives of babies in the womb.
“Casey’s liberal leanings are increasingly being exposed with each vote he casts. He is walking in lock step with the Democratic Party which seems to be intent upon destroying the America that we know and love. We’ve always suspected they wanted no voices of disagreement heard, now Casey and fifty-one of the other Senate Democrats have proven it by their votes today. The message: Disagree and you will be forced to sit down and shut up – period,” commented Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.
The very idea that Obama’s nominees are not being confirmed fast enough is false. In the first ten months of President Obama’s second term, 34 of his judicial nominees have been confirmed. During the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term only fifteen of his judicial nominees had been confirmed. President Obama and the Senate Democrats are simply dissatisfied at the speed in which the US judicial system is being flipped toward a radically liberal ideology.
As one Senator noted in 2005, ” Everyone in this chamber knows that if the majority chooses to end the filibuster—if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate—then the fighting and the bitterness and the gridlock will only get worse.” That Senator was Barack Obama when the Democrats were in the minority. Seems like he’s “evolved” on this issue too!
“Reid used procedural votes on the nomination of Patricia Ann Millett to the DC Circuit Court as the means to get the cloture vote lowered from 60 to just a simple majority. Millett was one of three Obama nominees to the DC Circuit that had been recently blocked by the Republicans. Millett, Cornelia Pillard and Robert Leon Wilkins are radical nominees that tend to ignore what the US Constitution really says, supports the killing of babies up until their birth, seeks to destroy the family by their support of so-called ‘gay marriage’ and should not serve in the courts, let alone the DC Court which is considered by many to be the second highest court in the land. Senator Casey voted for confirmation of all three and his vote today to end the filibuster crosses a line that destroys the Senate’s constitutional ability to give advice and consent as is outlined in Article II, Section 2 since only one side of the debate has been deemed important,” concluded Gramley.
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