Courtesy of Think Progress:MCCONNELL and CORNYN both say they won't even meet with a SCOTUS nominee. McConnell also wouldn't commit to up-or-down vote for next POTUS— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 23, 2016
Just hours after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that he would confirm no one President Obama nominates to fill Scalia’s seat. “This vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President,” according to a statement McConnell released shortly after news of Scalia’s death became public.
Now, however, McConnell appears to be having second thoughts — not about blocking Obama’s nominee; he’s fully committed to that position — but about whether it is a good idea to allow the next president to fill the seat either.
Perhaps I missed a day in my American Government class, but how is this not political malpractice?
And it also serves as a reminder that we Democrats need to not only focus on getting a President elected, but we need to take back as many seat in the Senate and the House as humanly possible.
If we do not pave the way for the person who will take President Obama's place (Assuming of course it will be s Democrat.) we will simply find ourselves entrenched in an ideological battle, where nothing gets accomplished, for the next four to eight years.