Mitch McConnell cites phony ‘Biden Rule’ to deny SCOTUS nomination

It didn’t take long for Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put the kibosh on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee to replace Antonin Scalia. Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell started with this, “It is a president’s constitutional right to nominate a Supreme Court justice and it is the Senate’s constitutional right to act as…

2 thoughts on “Mitch McConnell cites phony ‘Biden Rule’ to deny SCOTUS nomination

  1. Obama should drive down Constitution Avenue with Garland and knock on the Senate doors with cameras flashing, then give an impassioned speech about how the Senate has refused to fulfill their obligation to the Constitution. Then he should ride with Garland to the Supreme Court building and swear Garland in with an oath of office and install the Judge himself.

  2. The day after Hillary wins, Obama should announce the Senate “elections have consequences” corollary and withdraw the nomination until Hillary is sworn in. Because with the election determined, there is no longer a reason to put forth an older centrist. Certainly there is no precedent for this in recent Republican nominations. After all Hillary shouldn’t be bound by a lame duck nomination according the McConnell.

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