Before Antonin Scalia’s body was cold, Mitch McConnell and other Republicans were screaming at President Obama, ordering him not to appoint a new justice to the Supreme Court until after November’s election. They were panicked that he would nominate someone as extreme on the left as Scalia was on the right. Scalia politicized the Court more than any other justice in history.
McConnell promises to rebuke any nominee of the President by refusing to conduct confirmation hearings. McConnell’s plan was to make the Court dysfunctional until sometime in 2017.
Today, March 16, the President nominated Judge Merrick Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He is respected by both Democrats and Republicans for his fair and impartial judgement.
Just last week Republican Senator Orin Hatch, the senior member of the Senate, praised Garland, calling him a “fine man who could fill…
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