Orrin Hatch is obviously a big fan of Merrick Garland. Not just in the sense that he voted to confirm him to the appeals court nearly two decades ago and now Dems want to use that against him. But in a real, this-is-my-kind-of-Democrat kind of way.
Here's Hatch in 1997 singing Garland's praises. But even as recently as last week Hatch was like, yeah, right, Obama will never nominate someone like Garland when he can pander to the liberal base. Oops.
And now you've got Hatch undercutting the GOP stonewall by saying he'd consider confirming Garland in a lame duck session if Hillary Clinton wins in November.