by Paul Blest
Thom. Daniel. Here's what the Constitution says, and we're even going to link to the Heritage Foundation's website just so you know it's not that got-damned liberal media helping Obungler burn the real Constitution and replace it with one that forces Franklin Graham to perform gay wedding ceremonies at gunpoint.
“I’m not sure what version of the Constitution you’re reading that doesn’t say confirming judges is part of your job in the United States Senate,” Warren said.
“Of course confirming judges is part of the Senate’s job,” Hirono said. “In fact, only the Senate can do that.”
Tillis spokesman Daniel Keylin later declined to clarify to HuffPost why Tillis said it isn’t the Senate’s job to confirm judges. Instead, he criticized Democrats for “refusing to do their jobs” by using Senate floor time to request votes on judges when Republicans wanted to debate bills relating to veterans and troops.
“Rather than pontificating your own personal political views, you should refer back to his remarks, which put judicial confirmations into historical context,” Keylin said.
This isn't the first time Tillis has weaseled out of doing the job he was put in the Senate to do; back in December, he declined to denounce Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the country because of "procedure," since the vote was attached to a bill concerning nuclear terrorism. Tillis told McClatchy back then that he "didn't like the way the measure was introduced," even though the week prior to that, Tillis had voted for two gun amendments tacked onto a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act, and this stunt of tacking controversial provisions onto unrelated bills was a move he regularly pulled while he was the speaker of North Carolina's House of Representatives.