Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition has released an ad attacking North Carolina Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper for his refusal to defend the state’s recently enacted anti-LGBT law, HB2.
Insisting that the only goal of the law was to give people privacy in the restroom “just like it’s always been,” the ad declares that “Attorney General Roy Cooper should do his one job: Defend North Carolina.”
It’s rather ironic that the FFC’s ad would tell Cooper to “do your job,” considering that #DoYourJob is exactly the message that thousands have been sending to Republicans in the Senate who are refusing to give President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland so much as a hearing.
The wheels of power in Washington, DC move at a very plodding pace, and in this case and throughout our nation’s history, appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court are not, and should not, be any different. Accordingly, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley have both publicly vowed to block any nominees from the White House until the American people have elected a new president in November.
Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides the U.S. Senate with the power to confirm or reject Presidential appointments to the Court. Our founders included the clause as a safeguard against authoritarianism by providing a clear separation of powers. Leader McConnell and Chairman Grassley are performing their duties to the full extent authorized by the Constitution and conservatives should commend and support their leadership.
Thanks to Mr. McConnell and Mr. Grassley, and the social conservatives standing behind them, he will not have the opportunity to continue to fundamentally change America through the courts.