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GOP Senators Run, Hide To Avoid Questions Over Supreme Court Blockade

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Crabtownboy, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    Feb 12, 2008
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    Republican senators are finding themselves in the hot seat for promising to block President Barack Obama's potential nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

    As Democrats tried to raise the pressure on their recalcitrant colleagues on Thursday by accusing them of abandoning their responsibility to the Constitution, Republicans on Capitol Hill were ducking and dodging reporters' questions on what's shaping up to be one of the biggest battles in Washington.

    Several senators ran away from The Huffington Post this week as we tried to ask if they thought a Supreme Court nominee should get a hearing.

    Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said she had to "go vote," even though she could have talked as she walked to an elevator down the hall. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) didn't even let HuffPost get the full question out before saying, "I don't do hallway interviews." Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) said he had to "run to a meeting" and disappeared into an elevator. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) listened to the question and, with a blank look, said, "I'm not doing any interviews."

    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) -- chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where majority support is needed to advance the nomination -- attempted to shield himself from cameras by raising "a binder to cover his face" while exiting the Senate chamber on Wednesday. He opposes the prospect of even meeting Obama's potential nominee, a hard-line stance Democrats hope to exploit during Grassley's re-election fight later this year.

    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) dodged questions about a potential backlash toward Republicans for vowing to block Obama's Supreme Court pick before the president has even named one.

    "I'll let Sen. Grassley talk about it," Flake sai

  2. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member
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    Coats is retiring this year. He does whatever the Chamber of Commerce tells him to do. The Dems should make a deal with the Chamber of Commerce.

    What I hate about the Democrats is that they would not even dream of confirming anyone with a GOP president.

    What is really gauche about the Democrats is that they started talking about a new judge before the funeral and burial of Scalia.

    But as Delano said, not all Democrats are horse thieves but all horse thieves are Democrats.