You deserve a say in the direction America is headed.

A Letter from Senator Chuck Grassley:

Your Voice, Your Vote. You Decide.
What’s at Stake: The direction of the court and the country

2016 gives American voters a very rare opportunity.

In November, you will cast a ballot for a new President. Your votes will decide who leads the U.S. Congress. And for the first time in modern history, your vote can decide the direction of the U.S. Supreme Court.

A rare, unexpected vacancy was created by the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia just a few months before Election Day. Now the ideology of the Supreme Court hangs in the balance. As the New York Times reports, a third Obama appointment could “create the most liberal Supreme Court in 50 years.” 

The Constitution splits the duties to determine who serves on the federal bench. Article 2, Section 2 divides the authority between the President and the U.S. Senate. 

It’s called checks and balances.

Voters re-elected President Obama in 2012.  And then they elected a Republican Senate majority in 2014. 

I’m standing up to give you a voice in the choice. A lifetime appointment will shape our way of life for a generation or more — from religious freedom to the Second Amendment to life and liberty.

That’s why I am standing up to give you a say.  On November 8, your vote will telegraph which direction you want America to go. A third Obama appointment would cement a liberal legacy that fosters the heavy hand of redistribution and regulation in America.

Is that the direction you want to go?  You deserve the chance to say so on Election Day. 

I’m standing strong for you.  Will you stand with me?

Senator Chuck Grassley

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What Others Are Saying:

Check out what others are saying on a lame duck president’s attempt to deprive the American people of a voice in an election year to “create the most liberal Supreme Court in 50 years”:

The Gazette
“Sen. Orrin Hatch: In waiting to consider Supreme Court nominee, Grassley is doing his job”
Quad-City Times
“Guest view: Grassley stands between rule of law and legal bedlam”
Free Beacon
“Obama’s Supreme Court Pick Has Worked on Multiple Democratic Political Campaigns”
The New York Times
“If Judge Garland is confirmed, he could tip the ideological balance to create the most liberal Supreme Court in 50 years.” 
Free Beacon
“Garland Pushed the Envelope to Advance Unions” 
Washington Post
“Fact Checker: Democrats say the Senate must consider a Supreme Court nomination. But Senate practice and history don’t support that claim.”
Washington Post
“NRA: Why we oppose Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination”
Wall Street Journal
“NFIB: We Oppose Judge Garland’s Confirmation…He is a friend of big labor and regulators, not small businesses.”
Des Moines Register
“Iowa Right to Life and Susan B. Anthony: Grassley protects rights people and the unborn”
Washington Post
“Why the campaign to pressure Republicans to confirm Merrick Garland is failing”
New York Times
“Why Obama Nominated Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court”
Associated Press
“If confirmed, Garland would be expected to align with the more liberal members.” 
Penn Live
“Here’s why I’m opposing Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination: Pat Toomey”
The Wall Street Journal
Obama’s Ahistorical Scolding About the Supreme Court
USA Today
Sen. Orrin Hatch: Progressives admonishing Republicans to ‘do their job’ are risking Supreme Court’s integrity.” 
The Washington Times
“Edwin Meese, former AG under Reagan, warns against confirming Garland