It'll look really good when these guys refuse to even meet with a nominee who will no doubt look different from them pic.twitter.com/RO4fUnTqhX
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) February 23, 2016
Somebody is gonna stagger out of this all-night high-stakes poker game wearing only their soiled undies, and I don’t think it will President Obama. Because, you know, that’s what the record would indicate. From TPM:
Key Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee emerged from a closed door meeting in Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office Tuesday united in their determination not to consider any nominee to replace Antonin Scalia until the next president takes office…
When asked if they would start the process after the new president took office or if they would consider doing it in the lame duck session, Cornyn replied “No, after the next president is selected. That way the American people have a voice in the process.”
The Republican members of the Judiciary Commitee were unanimous in agreeing not to move forward with any Obama nominee for the Supreme Court, said Cornyn, who was in the meeting. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), who was not in the meeting, later said that GOP senators were told at their weekly lunch that the Judiciary Committee Republicans were in unanimous agreement on the strategy.
Meanwhile, Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Grassley (R-IA) and the rest of the committee Republicans sent a letter to McConnell outlining their plan to block any Obama nominee for Scalia’s seat…
So, what’s on the agenda as we await (& wait & wait — they’re being hand-tallied) the Nevada GOP caucus results later this evening?
— Todd Zwillich (@toddzwillich) February 23, 2016
Guess who doesn’t give a f*ck about the Constitution when it gets in their way? https://t.co/eaY6Welgxd
— David Roberts (@drvox) February 23, 2016
— Emily Mann (@emannphd) February 23, 2016
"Let's risk our careers on a chance to see who President Trump picks." https://t.co/LYyfHsw7nm
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) February 23, 2016