from Joe Sestak, candidate for US Senate, 3/17/16
Yesterday, President Obama announced his nomination for the Supreme Court – and Pat Toomey announced he wouldn’t even consider the nomination. Instead, Toomey said he wants to “ensure that it is the next president, not the current president” who fills the vacancy – over 10 months from now.
Filling a Supreme Court vacancy is about more than politics – it’s about the foundation of our democratic government. But Toomey wants to keep the seat vacant until 2017 for political reasons.
Consider this: if Toomey gets his way, our next president may be Donald Trump. That means one of President Trump’s first actions would be choosing a lifetime appointment to the highest Court in the country.
People have lost trust in government because of the overtly partisan machinations of obstructionists like Pat Toomey, who is unwilling to do his job in even considering the President’s nomination.
I’m running to restore trust in government by bringing accountable leadership to the Senate. I actually want to be accountable to the people above politics and be judged not for my intentions but by my deeds. And because of that message, the most recent polling has me within the margin of error against Toomey.
Please contribute today to elect a Senator who will not only do his job, but be accountable to the people.