Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) showed, again, that they were legal cowards again today. Take a look at the following press conference held by the 2 Senators and I’ll discuss what they said below:
Now, why did I call them cowards? Because they are ignoring what they must know to be right. I explained yesterdaythat this case is similar to the Marbury v. Madison Supreme Court case.
Instead of waiting for the Illinois Supreme Court to rule on whether or not the Secretary of State must co-sign the certificate (which, if they rule in favor of the SoS, they just significantly reduced the power of the Governor to an insanely low level), the Senate should take the precedent of Marbury v. Madison. They should understand that the co-signing by the Secretary of State is a ministerial duty required by law, not a fundamental part of the nomination process, and they should allow Roland Burris to fill the vacancy created by President-Elect Barack Obama. End of story. Instead, they’re going about this in some asinine politically correct way because the Democrats in the Senate are too scared to ever stand up for something.
After all the talk Democrats said about, “We should’ve stood up to Bush about the War in Iraq instead of just signing on with it,” I’d think that the Democrats would have the decency to uphold a precedent set down by the United States Supreme Court over 200 years ago! The fact that they fail to see (or at least admit) that Roland Burris must be provided with a remedy to his rights being violated shows that the current state of this Senate and the American process as a whole is a very sad state.
I disagree with Roland Burris’s politics, but his right has been violated here, and “the laws of his country afford him a remedy.” If the Majority Leader of the United States Senate fails to see that, then Harry Reid is NOT fit to remain Majority Leader!
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