You won't find any fans of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in this household, but I do have to applaud his stance on not confirming any nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia put forth by President Obama.
However, the GOP squishes in the Senate are already showing their lack of backbone.
This is from the liberal website ThinkProgress.org:
Senate Republicans’ widespread vow to automatically block any Supreme Court nominee President Obama puts forth may be wavering.
Within minutes of Justice Antonin Scalia passing away on Saturday, Republicans declared that they would automatically block any replacement Obama would appoint during the 11 months he has left in office. Soon after, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced his intention to block any replacement until a new president takes office in 2017.
But a conservative senator from North Carolina is breaking with his colleagues and calling for the GOP to at least give consideration to a potential replacement.
Appearing on The Tyler Cralle Show on Tuesday morning, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) cautioned against vowing to automatically block any nominee.
“I think we fall into the trap if just simply say sight unseen, we fall into the trap of being obstructionists,” Tillis said.President Obama himself called for not confirming a Supreme Court nominee by President Bush while he was in the Senate. His whining now is laughable.
Thanks to Bob McArthur for the headline. It is a play on "final jeopardy" (for you Jeopardy fans).