Publisher's Note: One of the most significant things you can do to promote Liberty is to support our mission. Please make your gift to the 2023 Year-End Campaign today. Thank you! —Mark Alexander, Publisher

March 10, 2016

Three People Decline SCOTUS Nominations

Seems like the Republican Senate has some political leverage.

It seems like the Republican Senate has some political leverage. Judge Adalberto Jordan is reportedly the third person to decline Barack Obama’s offer to be considered as the next justice to occupy the late Antonin Scalia’s seat. The other two are Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.

“Each of these decisions, I’m sure, reflected some considerations unique to each person,” wrote National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru. “But you’ve got to think that one consideration for each of them is that you’d have to endure a lot of negative attention and probably not get confirmed this year, thanks to the Senate Republicans’ decision not to take up any nomination.” If you’re a hard charging, Washington type-A, why are you going to waste months on an appointment that you’ll probably never receive? It’s at least a waste of time. At worst, it’s also politically damaging.

This is an additional leverage against Obama and the people that want him to decide who will sit on the High Court. Republicans made it clear when they said they wouldn’t consider any judges nominated from the lame-duck president: This is a constitutional issue. Yet for a president who only considers the political, these three applicants who turned him down show that what he might not get what he wants.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service to our uniformed service members and veterans, are proud to support and promote the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, both the Honoring the Sacrifice and Warrior Freedom Service Dogs aiding wounded veterans, the National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, the Folds of Honor outreach, and Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, and Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. "Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13)


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

Please join us in prayer for our nation — that righteous leaders would rise and prevail and we would be united as Americans. Pray also for the protection of our Military Patriots, Veterans, First Responders, and their families. Please lift up your Patriot team and our mission to support and defend our Republic's Founding Principle of Liberty, that the fires of freedom would be ignited in the hearts and minds of our countrymen.

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2023 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.