Barbra Streisand urges Obama to bypass Senate, appoint Supreme Court justice unilaterally

Barbra Streisand urges Obama to bypass Senate, appoint Supreme Court justice unilaterally

[Ed. – Someone needs to go back and retake eighth-grade civics.]

There’s been no word so far from Barbra Streisand on whether she will make good on her pledge to leave the country, but she does want President Obama to bypass the Senate and appoint a Supreme Court justice before leaving office.

Ms. Streisand is championing a White House “We the People” petition calling on the Democratic president to appoint Merrick Garland without the confirmation of the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans.

In March, Mr. Obama nominated Mr. Garland, chief justice of the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, but Senate Republicans have refused to hold hearings or vote on his nomination.

“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,” said Ms. Streisand on Facebook.

“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,” she said.

Continue reading →


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.