Pennsylvania Republican Congressional Delegation fires back at Senator Bob Casey
Washington – Eight members of Pennsylvania’s Republican Congressional Delegation today sent a follow-up letter to Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) addressing Casey’s response to a letter sent last week urging him to support a confirmation vote for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Congressmen Fred Keller (PA-12), Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15), Mike Kelly (PA-16), John Joyce (PA-13), Scott Perry (PA-10), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), Dan Meuser (PA-09), and Lloyd Smucker (PA-11) signed the letter, which points out that Casey failed to address the concerns raised in the Congressmen’s initial correspondence and charged Casey with prioritizing partisan fearmongering above his constitutional responsibilities as a member of the United States Senate.
“President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is a decorated jurist committed to serving as a neutral arbiter,” the letter states. “In voting for President Trump in 2016, Pennsylvanians – your employers – made it clear that constitutionalists like Judge Barrett are exactly the types of judges they want on the federal bench.
“Your refusal to even meet with Judge Barrett is an insult to Pennsylvanians and is further proof that your ideal judicial candidate is an activist who will use their seat on the bench to circumvent the legislative process to enact liberal policies – the very same policies that you have largely failed to garner support for in the Senate since 2007,” the letter continues.
A copy of the letter can be found here.
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