Hugh Hewitt asked Donald Trump about a litmus test for his Supreme Court nominees and he immediately turned to hit Ted Cruz for supporting John Roberts, in what is a dog whistle for conservatives upset over his support for the Affordable Care Act decision.
What’s most striking, though, is that every candidate on stage is a hardline obstructionist, unwilling to even consider that President Obama be able to act on his constitutional responsibility to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.
Donald Trump had just one suggestion on filling the Supreme Court vacancy for the already gridlocked Republican-led Senate at the last debate: delay, delay, delay.
And the Party of Trump has quickly complied.
Marco Rubio, who we already know hates doing his job, encouraged his fellow senators to ignore their constitutional duties in favor of obstructing justice. And there’s little doubt that Ted “shut down the government” Cruz, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had a hand in GOP senators’ recent decision to not so much as meet with the president’s nominee to replace Justice Scalia, let alone hold hearings to consider a candidate.
With Trump and the rest of the presidential candidates leading the way, the Senate GOP has committed itself to strict obstructionism, likely forcing the Supreme Court to operate with a vacancy for two court terms.
Published: Feb 25, 2016