Americans from all walks of life are coming together around a common call: It’s time for the Senate to fulfill its constitutional responsibility and restore the Supreme Court to nine justices.
The Constitution is clear: It’s the President’s job to nominate Supreme Court justices. It’s the Senate’s job to give that nominee fair consideration with a hearing and a vote. Not since the Civil War has it taken the Senate more than a year to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. And never in the history of this country has a political party flatly refused to consider the President’s nominee – regardless of who it is – in order to advance their own agenda.
If Republicans fail to consider and vote on a nominee there will be a vacancy on the court for over a year – severely weakening the Court and compromising a fundamental part of our democracy.
#WeNeedNine is bringing together Americans to tell Senators to do their jobs and fulfill their constitutional responsibility. We need to restore the Supreme Court to nine justices. Join us.
#WeNeedNine is a project of the Constitutional Responsibility Project. The Constitutional Responsibility Project was founded to coordinate the hundreds of allies and empower the millions of Americans in states across the country who believe Senate Republicans should do their jobs and fulfill their constitutional duty by giving Chief Judge Garland a fair hearing and up or down vote.