NBC Anchor Brings Up Obama’s History of Blocking Republican Nominations

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  1. Revmitchell

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    In an interview with the White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Thursday, NBC’s “Today” co-host Savannah Guthrie challenged President Barack Obama’s call for Senate Republicans to hold hearings on his Supreme Court nomination when, as senator, he sought to block two Republican nominations to the high court.

    McDonough demanded that the Senate to “do its job” and allow a vote on Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. But Guthrie, bringing up Obama’s record, challenged him on that call.

    “When it comes to these judicial nominations,” Guthrie pressed, “perhaps neither side has clean hands entirely. Back when Sen. Obama was in office, he voted against Justice Robert’s nomination and Justice Alito’s nomination.”

    “So is this a case of what’s good for the goose is what’s good for the gander? How does he explain that now?” she asked.

    In response, McDonough said that in both of those cases, the Senate met with and gave hearings to the nominees and ultimately voted on them, adding, “that’s exactly the process that we’re asking for here.”

    “But, Denis, President Obama voted to filibuster Justice Alito, which is another way of saying not bring him to the Senate floor for a full vote,” Guthrie challenged.

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    But...But...But...It's because he is black, isn't that why you are picking on him Savannah

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