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News Monday, Mar 28 2016

Obstructionist Senate Republicans' Supreme Court Vacancy "Disaster"

Mar 28, 2016

Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s obstructionist Supreme Court master plan “has been a disaster.” American voters want their senators to do their job and act on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, but the McConnell-led Republican conference is refusing to follow through on its constitutional obligations.

Former NRSC Chair and Kansas Senator Jerry Moran last week broke ranks and admitted that the Senate should act, but McConnell’s for now committed to holding his obstructionist line — even if doing so means electoral loses for his conference’s most vulnerable members, whose constituents are pressuring them to act.

For now, Senators Kelly Ayotte, Roy Blunt, Chuck Grassley, Ron Johnson, John McCain, Rob Portman, and Pat Toomey continue to refuse to do their jobs. They’ve said that they’ll support Donald Trump as GOP nominee, and now they’re stalling for a Donald Trump Supreme Court.

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Published: Mar 28, 2016

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