GOP Senators Renew Pledge to Block Obama Supreme Court Nominee

by Fred Lucas  |  published on June 11, 2016

Top Senate Republicans doubled down on opposition to President Barack Obama’s recent Supreme Court nomination, meaning the next justice could be indirectly picked in the November election.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was adamant in opposition to the nomination of Merrick Garland, speaking Friday at the Road to Majority Conference, a gathering of conservative and faith-based activists in the District of Columbia.

“Let me say it clearly: Barack Obama will not get a Supreme Court justice in the 11th hour of his presidency,” McConnell said. “The president we are in the process of selecting will make this choice and will either turn the election in the right direction or the wrong direction, depending on the outcome of this November’s election.”

Obama has framed Garland as a moderate jurist, but McConnell cited the National Rifle Association and the National Federation of Independent Business objections to his judicial record. Further, he pointed out that even The New York Times referred to Garland, the chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, as a likely liberal.

  • Worried Vet

    Amen in handcuffs with Lynch would be fantastic.

  • champion2211

    This does help and all we have to do is elect Trump. Trump will name someone to replace Scalia after he was murdered I believe. Just like so many others by the Clinton Foundation has done to 58 others. Scalia was just what Obama and the Clintons wanted so they could put another Democrat to balance the power in the SC,. Lucky so far the Republicans are winning that option. Now we need to have Obama impeached and Hillary;s indictments opened so she can be prosecuted.

  • Donnie Buchanan

    First “stand” he’s taken since his last election. Wonder if his feet hurt?? LOL

    • clem

      Only because it is an election year. The lying old bastard needs to go like Boehner.

  • . . . . The need to end life-terms should be obvious. America is a failure of a self-rule experiment and is now a corporate oligarchy. Voting has been irrelevant as long as anyone reading this has been alive.

  • justinwachin

    It’s time to get rid of activist judges. The judiciary needs to stick with the written law and the written Constitution. If someone wants to change culture they should do so legislatively. The gay rights agenda judge shopped so they could get what the American people were unwilling to give them.

    I would rather to have no Supreme Court than to have one that enshrines an anti-Constitution agenda.

  • mudguy1

    So why didn’t McConnell double down on defunding or repealing Obamacare?

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    So, these clowns, these political prostitutes are either standing up, or pretending to stand-up. I wonder if this is caused by the Trump influence, the Trump threat, the Trump momentum by the people.
    Perhaps these fools have begun to figure out which way the wind is blowing, and know full well that Trump will be the next president.

  • Rodney Steward

    Obama, just shut up, we DO NOT want anything else from you, by you, or even mentioned by you! All we want is to see your a$$ walking out the door!

  • Wolfman

    TOO little, too late, losers!!! We know who is a ‘ Repubocrat ‘ and who isn’t. Please everyone do not re-elect those who exhibit strength only during election cycles. This Country is in its biggest struggle since its founding.We need an infusion of Patriots, who want to bring this Country back to its Constitutional Foundation. We’ve already done it the Progressive’s way….. for over 100 years .
    By definition Progressivism espouses that advancements in science, technology, economic development, and social organization will unfailingly result in the idealization of the human living conditions. Here is the inherent problem with this concept. True Science and Technology advancements are subjective.Economic Development, Social Organization, are objective, and contain the bias of the person/group espousing a particular means of achieving these goals.
    While successful Science and Technology advancements can tangibly improve the ‘human condition’ and the true advancements are affordable to the general public. The naturally biased Economic/ Social theories can be either effective or ineffective in improving the ‘human condition’ and the ‘human condition’ is the guinea pig in the experimental application of these processes.
    Generally speaking we have a Federal Reserve system ( Economics) that has nothing to do with the Federal Government or the successful management of this Country’s monetary system ( it eliminated the Gold . We have social programs that have nothing to do with making the ‘human condition’ better…they are based in obtaining political favor with minority groups to obtain votes ( review LBJ’s comments upon passing the Equal Rights Legislation; Obama’s wide open immigration policy, etc.).
    For the past 50 years we have been experiencing a transition to the Progressive approach to Pseudo Science ( ie a human egg is not a human; an eagle/turtle egg is an eagle/turtle; evolution of ‘scientific’ terminology Global Cooling/Global Warming/Climate Change ) and Pseudo Technology ( ie so called “‘Green /CleanTechnology’ such as battery driven cars [ batteries all heavy toxic heavy metal emissions/waste]; costly solartechnology; wind farms that kill birds; etc.).
    In conclusion ,since Progressivism has proven to be a total debacle…the Progressives need to make Science and Technology objective ( ie biased) in order to perpetuate the illusion of ‘ success’. The system is a LIE and those who wish to perpetuate it are LIARS. DO NOT BE A FOOL!!!

    • mudguy1

      You are so right the GOPOW (Grand Old Party Of WIMPS) have sold the American People down the river, The leadership in the GOPOW is no better than the Democrats, McConnell and Ryan should have a D after their names. When people help some to commit a crime they get charged with aiding and abetting in that crime. For the last six years the GOPOW should be charged “Aiding and Abetting” Obama and the Democrats is destroying American.

    • champion2211

      Hopefully we will have a different Republican running against another so we can elect them. The last ones need to be replaced but not by Democrats. The Democrats are against America and if no Repub. is running against another we have to keep that one. Even an Independent would be better than a Democrat. Do your homework to see who is the Demo. running.

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