On Wednesday morning, President Obama announced that he was nominating Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Garland is currently the chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Of course, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell will not be meeting with Garland, since the Republicans refuse to consider a nominee until after the presidential election. Good thing we have Twitter for The People to voice what a bad idea they think this is.
On Twitter, the #DoYourJob hashtag has sprung up, essentially demanding that McConnell and the Senate Republicans give Garland a fair hearing and then vote on his nomination. People are tweeting at various GOP Senate accounts with this hashtag.
Mitch McConnell has hit back on Twitter, posting a video of then-senator Joe Biden advocating for a Supreme Court nomination only after the 1992 election, but some users are not having it:
Even Alberto Gonzales, the former U.S. attorney general under President George W. Bush, has written an op-ed in USA Today urging the Senate to give Garland a vote. He says that in refusing to vote on Garland, the Senate Republicans are behaving as hypocritically as Biden did in 1992.