Marco Rubio just tried to argue — with a straight face — that the Supreme Court can survive survive two consecutive Supreme Court terms without a full bench.
But tonight, Rubio, as he has throughout the week, made it clear that he wants President Obama to abdicate his constitutional responsibility to nominate a Supreme Court justice, explicitly saying, “I do not believe the President should nominate someone.”
It’s no secret that Rubio doesn’t like to show up for his day job
, so it shouldn’t be surprising that he’s advocating for his colleagues in the Senate to do the same and shirk their responsibility to confirm Supreme Court justices.
But beyond his insistence on leaving a Supreme Court vacancy for the longest time since 1869, Rubio has a history of opposing Supreme Court nominees like Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, and has made it clear that if he’s elected, he’ll nominate extreme right-wing judges
Published: Feb 17, 2016