We didn’t attack Merrick Garland’s background and try to destroy him,” McConnell said. “We simply followed the tradition of America.”
“You have to go back to 1880 to find the last time a vacancy created in a presidential election year on the Supreme Court was confirmed by a Senate of a different party than the president,” he added.
October 7th, 2018 12:45pm
They didn't need to attack Merrick Garland because they had the votes. They just had to do nothing.
Also, their plan was:
Hillary wins - confirm Garland before she can renominate someone younger and more liberal (Garland was a compromise nomination)
Trump wins - never vote on Garland, let Trump nominate a conservative
"Trump wins" was considered to be a ridiculous scenario, but I guess they were hedging their bets anyway.
October 7th, 2018 12:58pm
Obama gave a compromise nomination.
Country before party.
Shame that McConnell preferred partisan power to compromise
Obama's Nose Mole
October 7th, 2018 1:03pm
October 7th, 2018 1:13pm
You had Scalia, who was without a doubt the most hard right justice on the court, dying, and Obama seeking to unbalance the court by replacing him with a center left guy.
Democrats love that!
But when Trump replaces a center-right justice Anthony Kennedy with a center-right justice Brett Kavanaugh, people lose their fucking minds and claim Trump is unbalancing the court.
It's utter horseshit.
October 7th, 2018 1:43pm
Lying sack of shit.
October 7th, 2018 1:51pm