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CottonClouds April 5th, 2016 5:35pm

In a CNN Interview, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell was asked if Republicans would continue to refuse to hold a hearing for Merrick Garland even if Clinton or Sanders became president. His answer? Yes. Has this gone beyond "political strategy?"

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
04/05/16 8:11 pm

Just another reason we need to vote all these jack holes out of office.

04/05/16 3:23 pm

Tell Republicans in Congress: Justice before Politics. Do your job, serve the people. If you have grounds to reject the nominee, state them. Otherwise, git er done!

jvc1133 61535
04/05/16 2:17 pm

Yeah, I look on McConnel as past usefulness.

susanr Colorado
04/05/16 2:07 pm

Yes. In spite of what a couple of folks have said below, this is *not* how the system is designed to work. This is deliberate obfuscation at its very worst. It's unprincipled.

augustin Oklahoma
04/05/16 3:54 pm

What do you have that says this is not how the system is supposed to work besides your personal opinion? I have the Constitution, which says the Senate shall give its advice and consent to SCOTUS nominees. Their refusal to consider the nominee is in fact their decision to NOT give consent.

susanr Colorado
04/05/16 4:04 pm

They're saying no regardless of who the nominee is. That's not "advice," that's jackass stubborn refusal to do their job.

augustin Oklahoma
04/05/16 5:15 pm

Their advice is that the next president make the nomination.

augustin Oklahoma
04/05/16 2:01 pm

No, this is exactly how the system is designed to work.

shygal47 Florida east coast
04/05/16 1:02 pm

McConnell has gone senile for sure. He wears his crown just like Reid did. IMHO, he's a cantankerous old fart stuck at the age of 2 - the "no" stage. If he doesn't want to do his job and work then why not just retire?

RadRussian Sons of the West
04/05/16 12:43 pm

If you said yes then you don't know political history and that stuff like this happened several times. Nothing new is occurring just checks and balances taking effect preventing one side from control.

auntiesamm Lake Stevens WA
04/05/16 12:21 pm

These old career establishment politicians in both parties are senile, some demented. We need new blood in government!

04/05/16 1:02 pm

Waiting for the November election for the Dems to take back the Senate and, if the pundits are to be believed, perhaps also take the house.