Your Sept. 11 news article “3 Senate candidates, 3 views on judicial vacancies”: Sen. Richard Burr’s inability to follow the rules of our Constitution is disturbing. He is just not doing his job. The Constitution clearly states that the president shall make judicial appointments with the advice and consent of the Senate. He has taken an oath of office to support the Constitution, but he prefers to place partisan radical Republican politics ahead of doing his job. He calls himself a conservative, but his statement that the American people deserve a voice in the judicial nomination is laughable. Our Founding Fathers would consider such utter nonsense.
Having won a majority in the House and Senate in 2014 but with a minority of the votes does not a mandate make. I believed he receive this piece of wisdom from his mentor, Sen. Mitch McConnell, who had obstructed everything President Obama had proposed. Burr puts the wishes of his party before the rules of our Constitution and the representation of the citizens of North Carolina. This unprincipled position should not be rewarded with another term.
David B. Neal