Senate Dems and their ridiculous demand
The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Reagan appointee, led Senate Democrats to make a ridiculous demand: insisting that the majority Republicans delay approval of any Trump nominee in case Democrats win control of the Senate, and can then block the president’s choice.
The liberals argue that Republicans delayed consideration of Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, until after the 2016 election. But that time the opposition party—the GOP—already controlled the Senate and hoped to win the White House in a mere five months. This time, Democrats are a Senate MINORITY, with no chance of a Democratic president taking office until 2021.
Their indignant effort to block a Republican president and Republican Senate, from replacing a retiring Republican justice in an orderly, timely way, demonstrates the hyper-partisan gamesmanship that voters rejected in 2016, and should reject again in November.