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Frank Bernheisel: The View From Here
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Frank Bernheisel
Posted 02.8.17
Just Outside Washington

FRANK BERNHEISEL

Slime Politics

This week I sent the following email to Democratic Minority Leader Charles Schumer of the U.S. Senate. I also, followed up with copies to my two US Senators from Virginia, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner.

Last year the Senate, under the leadership of Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, failed to do their job by denying President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, a hearing and a vote. One could even make the case that members of the majority party at that time violated their oath of office.

I recommend that you as Minority Leader and the Democratic Senators do your jobs and participate in full hearings and a vote, either for or against, Neil Gorsuch the president's nominee for the Supreme Court.

Further, I recommend that you do your job with diligence so that the American people obtain complete information about Neil Gorsuch and his qualifications for a position on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Make no mistake; I am angry at the behavior of the Republicans in the Senate for the past year with respect to this issue. Their behavior has lowered my estimation of all of them.

I would be disappointed and more, if you and the Senate Democrats follow Majority Leader Mitch McConnell into slime politics.

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