GOP Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) got slammed by two CNN hosts for the ridiculous double standard Republicans are applying to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation proceedings.
Unable to take the heat, the Utah Senator melted down, calling the CNN hosts “Complete BS” and insinuating that Republicans acted appropriately by blocking Garland because “Democrats would do the same if the roles were reversed.”
For some bizarre reason, devoid of any and all logic founded in the Constitution or the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, Republicans blocked President Obama’s SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland for more than nine months, refusing to even grant Garland so much as a confirmation hearing, let alone a vote.
Whereas now, one year later, Republicans expect Democrats to roll over and play dead as they try to steamroll Gorsuch, one of the most conservative nominees in recent memory, through the confirmation process.
Republicans are poised to blow away the filibuster by implementing the vaunted “Nuclear option” eliminating cloture for Supreme Court nominees. With the stroke of a pen, the GOP will override two hundred years of Senate tradition with yet another act of legislative brinksmanship.
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