McConnell Holds Firm: No Point In ‘Endlessly Debating’ SCOTUS Nom

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) flatly rejected President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, saying there was no point in the Senate “endlessly debating an issue where we don’t agree.”

“The American people are perfectly capable of having their say—their say—on this issue,” McConnell said from the Senate floor shortly after Obama’s announcement. “So let’s give them a voice. Let’s let the American people decide.”

“The American people may well elect an American president who decides to nominate Judge Garland for Senate consideration,” McConnell continued. “The next president may also nominate someone very different. Either way our view is this: give the people a voice in filling this vacancy.”

McConnell suggested that the Senate would be better served working on issues that have some bipartisan consensus than what has become a fiercely partisan battle over the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s vacant Supreme Court seat.

“Instead of spending more time debating an issue where we can’t agree, let’s work towards the issues where we can,” the majority leader said.

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  1. McConnell suggested that the Senate would be better served working on issues that have some bipartisan consensus

    Fuckin fuck you.

  2. I’m pretty sure that if the Founding Fathers wanted Supreme Court justices to be picked by the American people, they would have told us. It’s amazing how often these strict constitutionalists rewrite the Constitution any time it’s convenient. It’s almost as if…they’re just making shit up as they go along and don’t really have any core rules at all. It’s Calvinball, all the time.

  3. Orrin Hatch in the background is priceless…

  4. And you think you’ll get a better nominee next year with Clinton after you’ve lost the Senate? In the meantime good luck getting any decisions to break your way with a 4-4 split court.

  5. Mark Kirk isn’t enough. Even if we could get five Republicans to say publicly they would vote to confirm, as long as McConnell is in charge, the nomination will never be brought to a vote. I see absolutely no way to get a nominee past these fuckwads.

    Mitch McConnell: Go fuck yourself.

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