Did you know that the U.S. Senate is currently in recess?
On February 12, the Senate went into recess until 3:00PM on February 22.
Normally, I wouldn’t care that the Senate is in recess. Heck, I prefer it when Congress is in recess, because it means that they’re not passing laws that restrict my freedoms.
This time, though, it sucks that the Senate is in recess.
Why? Because President Obama could make a recess appointment to fill the seat vacated by the dearly departed Antonin Scalia.
If Obama were to make such an appointment, the (undoubtedly left-wing) justice would stay on the bench until the end of 2017. That would give the five liberal justices on the court plenty of time to take away your freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and gun rights.
And, mark my words, they will.
That can all be prevented, though, if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls the U.S. Senate back into session. He has the authority to do that.
If he doesn’t, I fear we’re screwed.
The silver lining, if Obama does manage a recess appointment, is that the Senate can vote it down and terminate the appointment. However, to terminate an appointment to the Supreme Court, I think the Senate would need to beat a 60-vote threshold.
That ain’t gonna happen.
Mitch McConnell needs to get the Senate back in session.