I’ll admit that the inner workings of Congress can be rather confusing, but I didn’t realize that every piece of legislation that had been passed by the Senate had to be revisited so that a newly elected member could vote on it, which is pretty much what the American Center for Law and Justice is demanding in this email they just sent out:
With Sen. Brown’s victory, it’s reported that the Senate may not vote on the health care bill, and instead have the House approve the measure – leaving incoming Sen. Brown without an opportunity to vote on health care reform.
But any attempt to shut out Sen. Brown from the legislative process circumvents this election and clearly denies the will of the people.
It’s time to put a stop to the flawed government-run, pro-abortion health care program that’s been on a fast-track since Day One. Congress must respect the outcome of this pivotal election and let incoming Sen. Brown vote on health care … NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
Really? Is that how things work? Newly elected candidate must be given an opportunity to vote on things that happened before that person was even elected or else it “denies the will of the people”?
If that is the case, can we go back and vote on the confirmations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito now that Democrats have a sizable majority in the Senate?
And, for what it is worth, the ACLJ is also warning that it has a “team of lawyers” ready to pounce should their be any delay in seating Brown:
We’ve assembled a team of lawyers to determine what legal action could be taken should Democrats refuse to recognize or delay the outcome of this election. We have produced a legal memorandum that focuses on election law in Massachusetts for the special Senate election.
Elections have consequences and the Democrats must understand that the consequences of a Sen. Brown victory mean it’s time to put a stop to the flawed government-run, pro-abortion health care program that’s been on a fast-track.