Despite claims to the contrary by TJ Cox, the House of Representatives does not confirm presidential nominees to the Supreme Court.
Earlier today, TJ Cox tweeted out the following in response to the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy:
“Justice Kennedy retiring from #SCOTUS Makes it painfully clear: Elections matter. Republicans like @RepDavidValadao will try to reshape the Court to further favor the wealthy over the working class…”
Cox deleted the tweet after learning about the existence of Article II, Sec. 2 of the U.S. Constitution, which places the role of confirming justices with the Senate.
As The Daily Fold writes: “If Cox wins the CA-21 race, he will swear an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution. Hopefully he reads it at some point before that.”