ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Carrie Almond, president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), issued the following statement regarding the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“There is a reason why, for the past 80 years, there have been zero Supreme Court confirmations during a presidential election year, especially when a sitting president is in the final months of office,” Almond says. “The American people deserve to have a voice in determining who will fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. The Senate has no constitutional obligation to confirm President Obama’s nominee, and the Supreme Court is more than able to do its job with eight justices. Therefore, the NFRW urges the Senate to wait until voters have weighed in at the ballot box this November and our new president is sworn-in.”
Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation, making it one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization works to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican Party, elect Republican candidates, inform the public through political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.