Senator Feingold’s Position on Justice Scalia Replacement Yet Another Example of Hypocrisy

Senator Feingold’s Position on Justice Scalia Replacement Yet Another Example of Hypocrisy

Feingold opposed an up-or-down vote on Bush nominee Justice Samuel Alito, thinks Senate “absolutely” should vote on Obama nominee  

The Ron Johnson campaign today released the following statement on Senator Feingold saying there “absolutely should be a vote” on any nominee by President Obama to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, even though he supported filibustering to prevent an up-or-down vote on then-President Bush nominee Samuel Alito:

“Ron wants the American people to have a voice in the selection of our next Supreme Court justice, and believes we need one who respects the Constitution,” campaign spokesman Brian Reisinger  said. “Senator Feingold is changing his tune like a true career politician – calling for a vote now, after fighting in lockstep with Senate Democrats to prevent an up-or-down vote on Justice Alito.”

Background:

  • Ron has been clear that it’s his opinion that the American people should have a voice in the selection of a replacement on the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Scalia, by voting in 2016 for a new president and Senate to consider a nominee.
  • Senator Feingold said Wednesday there “absolutely should be a vote” on a replacement for Justice Scalia, even though in 2005 he supported filibustering to prevent an up-or-down vote on then-Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.