By refusing to talk to or negotiate with the president – or with each other – the U.S. Senate is contributing to the disgust people feel toward their government, especially the Congress. It is strange how some conservative members of Congress claim to revere the Constitution but hate the government it created.
The inactions of Congress are putting the country at risk. As the dysfunction continues, the damages mount, and the press and public call for action, can this president or some future president resist the temptation to ignore Congress and act on his own to “save the republic?”
The Constitution is for the entire country. Shutting down the Constitution means shutting down our democracy and we, the people, won’t stand for it.
Congress won’t fix our crumbling infrastructure. In its eighth month of obstructing the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, the conservative senators keep open a vacancy in the name of a presidential candidate with no understanding of the Constitution or the role of courts.
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With nine contested states, the Republicans could lose the Senate or with ratings inferior to lice, cockroaches and colonoscopies, continue to trash themselves by continuing to do nothing.
Mike Starry, Fresno