Van Jones: GOP Engaging In ‘Treason,’ Democrats Should ‘Suspend All Those Rules’ To Confirm SCOTUS Nominees

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” CNN Political Commentator and former Obama adviser Van Jones stated Republicans are stopping the government from functioning, which is “treason.”

Jones said Republicans “have forgotten the difference between being a party of opposition, and a party of obstruction. There’s great honor in being a party of opposition, saying, listen, we think your ideas are wrong, we can make them better, but when you just stop the entire government from functioning, that’s a word for that: treason. That’s the word, it’s treason.”

He added, “[H]onestly, at a certain point, the Democrats just have to say listen, guess what — especially if we get the Senate — guess what? If you guys don’t want to show up and do your jobs, we’ll do it for you. We’re going to suspend all those rules. We are going to let the Supreme Court function, period. You can’t have one branch of government stop two. That’s called a tyranny of one — of a branch. The reality is, the president of the United States is supposed to appoint, those justices are supposed to serve, and if you’re giving advice and consent, listen, you can waive that if you want to, but we’re going to go forward.”

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