Over the past 114 years, Ohio’s U.S. Senators have been asked to confirm 63 U.S. Supreme Court nominees.
Only 13 times did they vote NO.
- In 2010, Senator Voinovich voted against Elena Kagan
- In 1991, Senators Glenn and Metzenbaum voted against Clarence Thomas
- In 1987, Senators Glenn and Metzenbaum voted against Robert Bork
- In 1986, Senators Glenn and Metzenbaum voted against Justice William Rehnquist’s elevation to Chief Justice
- In 1970, Senator Young voted against G. Harrold Carswell
- In 1969, Senators Young and Saxbe voted against Clement Haynsworth and Senator Young voted against Warren Burger
- In 1949, Senator Taft voted against Tom Clark
- In 1916, Senator Harding voted against Louis Brandeis.
And only 4 times in 114 years did a U.S. Senator from Ohio not cast a vote.
But, there was never a time that the U.S. Senate did not consider a nominee, as Ohio’s Senator Rob Portman and other U.S. Senate obstructionists promise to do today.
Senator Portman is blindly following the Senate’s GOP leaders who are advocating for nothing – a position that polls show most voters oppose and that history shows has never happened before.