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What They're Saying in D.C. about the Supreme Court Nomination

Leaders in Washington, D.C. are speaking out and telling Senate Republicans to do their job.

From elected officials, to business leaders, to local newspapers, D.C. voices are calling on Senate Republicans to keep partisanship out of the Supreme Court—and to give Judge Garland a fair hearing and a timely vote.

Mayor Muriel Bowser (Tweet): “Just like the residents of the District of Columbia, Judge Garland deserves a vote in the Congress. #SCOTUSnominee.”

Paula Stern, Founder and Chairwoman of The Stern Group, Inc.: “Businesspeople must handle market place risks daily,” said Paula Stern, Founder & Chairwoman of The Stern Group, Inc. in Washington. “Congress should not add more risk to the economy by keeping a vacancy at one of the three branches of federal government.”

The Washington Informer: Don't Let GOP Antics Downplay Importance of Supreme Court Justice Nominee (Editorial). “Seventeen national organizations, led by MoveOn, have pressed for the Senate to do their job and give Garland a fair hearing, fulfilling their job as senators while remembering the oath of service they took upon their election to office.  Now that the Senate has returned from recess, Warren and other speakers on the teleconference urged all registered voters to call the Capitol switchboard (202-225-3121) and ask for their respective senators, demanding that they simply do their job.  As one speaker said, the tradition of America as a diverse and progressive is now at stake as many Republican senators appear fearful of the intensity of the ‘other side’s’ hard core.  ‘Banning Muslims from entering the U.S. may be unconstitutional today, but not if a Donald Trump Supreme Court determines that it isn’t,’ said Bob Creamer, general consultant, Americans United for Change.  Warren added that we’re beginning to see the cracks in the armor of many Republicans who have vowed to block anyone that the president nominates for the Court.  ‘If they won’t do their job, the people need to replace them with Democrats who will — it’s all about accountability,’ Warren said.  We urge our readers to contact their senators and voice their opinion.”