Republicans stole a Supreme Court seat. That has permanent ramifications.
Don’t worry @SenateMajLdr.
So long as Brett Kavanaugh is treated with the same courtesy and respect that Merrick Garland was given, everything will work out just fine. https://t.co/awvuJyzBwh
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) July 10, 2018
White House: "The last Supreme Court nominees, the last two, one from this president and one from the last president, went from nomination to confirmation in 66 days. We think that's a pretty good benchmark."
Merrick Garland was nominated from March 2016 until January 2017. pic.twitter.com/F7CEBnDbrw
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 10, 2018
McConnell announced his opposition to confirming any Obama nominee within an hour or so after news broke of Justice Scalia’s death on February 13, 2016, 32 days before Judge Garland was nominated. https://t.co/2ehDLfZw0i https://t.co/bFH0m70vwG
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) June 28, 2018
The Republicans kept a Supreme Court seat vacant for nearly a year, refusing to give Merrick Garland a hearing. Yet Trump claims voting “no” is unprecedented? https://t.co/prIo0tLQBp
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) April 23, 2018
I wonder who said this in 2016 while refusing to hold a vote on Merrick Garland: "The American people deserve to have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice."
Nov elections are in only 4 months. There should be no confirmation vote until after the elections https://t.co/Byh7pgUCvy
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 10, 2018
Hatch voted against Kagan and Sotomayor, and then said Garland shouldn't get a hearing. https://t.co/LtZzPWTIGs
— Adam Smith (@asmith83) July 10, 2018
"In his forthcoming memoir, President Obama will reflect on his 'no drama Obama' governing style, so radically different from that of his successor," writes @EleanorClift. "But will he acknowledge the limits of his signature restraint?" https://t.co/ZAMw81X7O6
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 10, 2018