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News Wednesday, Feb 17 2016

Rubio Urges Senate Colleagues To Shirk Constitutional Responsibility On SCOTUS Vacancy

Feb 17, 2016

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

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