Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Donald Trump was a “bigot who’s clearly unfit for office” Thursday during a press call with reporters where he once again called on Republicans to confirm Supreme Court Justice nominee Merrick Garland.
Reid charged that if Republican senators were looking for a way to distance themselves from Trump, confirming Garland—which they have refused to do for months—is a good option.
“When the Senate reconvenes in September, McConnell and the Republicans have one last shot,” Reid warned.
Polls in recent weeks have shown Republican senators up for re-election in states like Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania are struggling to stay ahead in their races in large part because the man at the top of their ticket is behind by double digits. Reid trolled Republicans hard Thursday, saying that as long as Republicans continued to block Garland, they were Trump’s “minions” and “enablers.”
Reid said, however, that if Republicans did not confirm Garland, he was “convinced” Clinton would move forward with him if she were elected instead of picking her own nominee.
“She can do whatever she wanted but I am convinced she would move forward with Garland,” Reid said. “I think I can say that with some degree of credibility.”