• GOP ALREADY Showing Signs Of Caving On SCOTUS Nominee


    In the video above, Senator Schumer explains why we shouldn’t confirm a new SCOTUS justice until after the presidential election. He’d really like this video banned from the internet, because this was 2007 and he was arguing against a Bush nominee. He now wants things the other way around.

    In a stunning show of courage Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to block all Obama Supreme Court nominees until a new president is sworn in. But that was a few days ago.

    McConnell and other GOP members are showing that they can’t stand the heat that has been pouring down on them since they took such a strong stance. Pressure has come from the media, other Senators and now the White House.

    From The Washington Times:

    President Obama called on Senate Republicans Tuesday to give his eventual Supreme Court nominee a fair hearing in his bid to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, as cracks emerged in the Republican leadership’s position of automatically blocking any nominee.

    “I expect them to hold hearings. I expect them to hold a vote,” Mr. Obama said at a press conference. “There’s no unwritten law that says it can only be done on off years.”

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, and others including presidential candidates Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida have vowed to block any Obama nominee, saying the next president should select Justice Scalia’s replacement.

    Mr. Obama blasted that rationale.

    “This is the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land,” the president said. “It’s the one court where we would expect elected officials to rise above day-to-day politics. I understand the stakes. I understand the pressure that Republican senators are undoubtedly under. This would be a deciding vote. But that’s not how the system is supposed to work.”

    Even before Mr. Obama stated his case, there were signs that Republican unity was wavering on the notion of blocking any nominee out of hand. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, didn’t rule out confirmation hearings and a vote by his panel on an Obama selection.

    “I would wait until the nominee is made before I would make any decision,” Mr. Grassley said Tuesday in a conference call with Iowa radio reporters. “In other words, take it a step at a time.”

    Asked whether he thought the controversy over filling the court vacancy might endanger his re-election chances this fall, Mr. Grassley said, “I think I have a responsibility to perform, and I can’t worry about the election. I’ve got to do my job as a senator, whatever it is. And there will be a lot of tough votes between now and the next election.”

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    How quickly they forget. The democrats did all of this and more in 2007 to block any G.W. Bush nominee from happening. Much of it caught on tape. And the Republicans quickly forget that blocking an Obama nominee would be considered an act of heroism amongst their base.

    Sadly, the Republicans in congress are not known for having strong spines in the face of opposition.

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