Thursday, March 17, 2016

Congressman Forbes: Allowing The President to Cement His Agenda Through The Supreme Court is a Mistake America Cannot Afford

March 16, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) released the following statement in response to President Obama's announcement today of his nomination to the United States Supreme Court:

"Allowing this President to cement his agenda through the Supreme Court is a mistake America cannot afford. I introduced legislation urging the Senate to only consider a nominee with a proven record of defending the Constitution. It is crucial Americans have confidence that our Supreme Court Justices are bound -- not by the agenda of an Administration -- but by the Supreme Law of the Land."

Congressman Forbes introduced a resolution (H.Res.615), urging the Senate to only consider a nominee to the Supreme Court with a proven record of adhering to the restraints placed on the federal judiciary by the Constitution.