GOP Senator Richard Burr Pledges To Block Clinton’s SCOTUS Noms…Forever

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. makes a comment during a live televised Senate debate with Democratic challenger Deborah Ross at UNC-TV studios in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, Pool)
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Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) told supporters over the weekend that if Hillary Clinton is elected president he is going to work overtime to ensure she will not be able to move forward with a Supreme Court justice, according to audio obtained by CNN.

“If Hillary Clinton becomes president, I am going to do everything I can do to make sure four years from now, we still got an opening on the Supreme Court,” Burr said, according to CNN.

Burr also told supporters in the recording that President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland didn’t have a chance of being confirmed in the lame duck session of Congress.

“My answer to you would be it isn’t going to happen — period,” Burr said, according to CNN.

Burr’s comments about a permanent blockade of the Supreme Court echo that of other lawmakers including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who argued last week that the court didn’t need a ninth justice. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) also said that he was going to do everything he could to stop Clinton from getting a Supreme Court justice confirmed if she were elected.

Burr also raised eyebrows for saying at the event that he was “surprised” to see a picture of Clinton on a gun magazine that didn’t include a bullseye.

“I was a little bit shocked at that — it didn’t have a bullseye on it,” Burr said at the event.

Burr apologized for the bullseye comment and told CNN, “The comment I made was inappropriate, and I apologize for it.”

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  1. Another statesman for Jeebus.

    Please shoot me them.

  2. interesting how they can never grow a spine until they get cover from others… and then it’s OK to be spineless…

    it’s also interesting that they can appeal to their voters by swearing not to do their Constitutionally mandated job…

  3. I guess he’ll be standing outside of Sen. Ross’ office begging her not to vote for HRC’s nominee.

  4. What month is this again?

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