Thursday, November 17, 2016
Barbara Streisand Demands Obama Ignore Senate and Put Abortion Activist on the Supreme Court
On Monday, the 74-year-old singer and actress urged President Barack Obama to bypass the Constitution and appoint liberal judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court without the U.S. Senate’s approval.
“If you are concerned about the Supreme Court, please consider going to this website and signing a petition asking President Obama to ‘appoint’ Merrick Garland,” Streisand wrote on her website. “According to the Washington Post, he has the power to do this since Congress has refused to vote, and apparently that can be considered a waiver of its rights to advise and consent. If there are 100,000 signatures, the White House must give this its consideration.”
Obama nominated Garland, a federal appeals court judge in Washington, D.C., to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat in the spring, but U.S. Senators have not confirmed the nomination. Leading pro-life groups have said Garland would be another reliably liberal and pro-abortion judge on the Supreme Court.
Streisand, an abortion advocate, and others like her do not want President-elect Donald Trump to fill the seat. Trump promised to nominate a justice who would be “pro-life” and conservative. . . . Read More:
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