Filibuster Gorsuch to Honor Mitch McConnell’s Wishes

Margin of Victory in the 2016 US Presidential Election

Dear Senators Duckworth and Durbin,

I believe the Senate should respect Majority Leader Mitch McConnel’s wishes by blocking the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

In March of 2016, Senator Mitch McConnell told NPR reporters that he wouldn’t allow hearings for then-President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, as a matter of principle. “The American people are perfectly capable of having their say on this issue, so let’s give them a voice. Let’s let the American people decide,” McConnell said in reference to the upcoming 2016 Presidential election. Today, the senator appears to have abandoned his principles as he pushes for a speedy confirmation despite a critical doubt about the people’s decision.

What is this doubt when our new president has already been inaugurated? According to a November 27th tweet, the president has actual knowledge of “millions of  fraudulent votes,” but the election was won by a mere of 77,744 votes due to narrow victories in Michigan (10,704 votes), Wisconsin (22,748 votes), and Pennsylvania (44,292 votes). With millions of fraudulent votes on the books, the election result could easily change to reveal that the American people’s decision was not for Trump and Gorsuch after all.

Therefore, Senators Duckworth and Durbin, I’m asking you to stand up for Senator McConnel’s principles by filibustering confirmation votes on Gorsuch until such time as we have the verdicts from those millions of voter-fraud jury trials that must surely be in the works.

If you are concerned about the threats of ending the filibuster via rules change, consider this: having a tool that will break as soon as you try to use it isn’t really having a tool at all. It’s better to find out now than to concede on this important issue only to find out it doesn’t work later either.

Sincerely,

Your constituent and campaign volunteer William Murphy of Chicago, IL

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The data visualization was made with R and ggplot2. Data were scraped from the Wikipedia page, United States presidential election, 2016. Source code is available on Github.

 

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