Fill the vacancy

The failure of Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) to perform his duty is an insult to Pennsylvania voters ("Toomey still opposed after Garland visit," April 13). American families expect to see their elected officials do their jobs.

Instead, many U.S. senators are choosing to obstruct the democratic process by refusing to conduct a hearing and vote on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

It's time for Toomey and his fellow senators to make good on the oath they took to "uphold and defend" the Constitution and get to work filling the Supreme Court vacancy.

|Lynne Jacobs, Pennsylvania state policy advocate, National Council of Jewish Women, Philadelphia