Conservative GOP Senator Says Obama’s Supreme Court Pick Deserves A Hearing

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    Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) said Thursday that he thinks President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee should get a hearing — the latest crack in GOP leaders’ messaging about punting the issue to 2017.

    “I can’t imagine the president has or will nominate somebody that meets my criteria, but I have my job to do,” Moran told a local newspaper in Kansas. “I think the process ought to go forward.”

    Moran is the third Republican senator to advocate hearings for Merrick Garland, who Obama has nominated to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Antonin Scalia. Moderate Sens. Mark Kirk (Ill.) and Susan Collins (Maine) have also advocated that the Senate move forward.

    It’s no coincidence that Moran and Kirk are both up for re-election this year. The ongoing Supreme Court fight puts them in the awkward position of wanting to stay in line with GOP leaders while not looking obstructionist back home.


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    Of course he should get a hearing. Then be soundly voted down by any Senator who has sworn to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same."
     
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    Agree, though I do not trust Mitch McConnell enough not to make some kind of harmful deal.
     
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    So imagine a scenario where the Republican party collapses and a Democrat is elected President.
    Better the devil that you know than the devil that you don't know.

    The Republicans are simply evaluating Garland for glaring irregularities.
    Then should it be necessary they will quickly fast-track him into the Supreme Court after loosing the election and before the next Democrat President is sworn in.
    Surely the newly elected Democrat would pick an even more liberal candidate that will be far more difficult to dismiss during a presidential honeymoon period.

    They've picked Republican Senators up for election to screen him to show conservative democrats that they can be open to conversion with the opposing side.

    Rob
     

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