Democrats have a plan to get a hearing for the radical judge Merrick Garland who thinks the EPA and environmental extremism should be a way of life for government. A well-organized group led by former Obama aides will target vulnerable GOP Senate incumbents for defeat, portraying them as unwilling to fulfill their duties.
“You’re going to be surprised at how hard we’re going to work to make sure this is on the front pages of all the papers,” Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters after meeting with Garland on Thursday.
The New York Times reported that Mitch McConnell is worried about losing the Senate with Donald Trump at the head of the ticket and gave permission for incumbents to take ads out against Trump. It appears to have begun to some degree.
Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois is in significant danger of losing his seat to the wounded veteran and radical Tammy Duckworth.
In comments on “The Big John Howell Show” on WLS, an Illinois radio station, Friday he said his party needs to “just man up and cast a vote” on Barack’s Supreme Court nominee.
He then said, it’s our job.
“The tough thing about these Senatorial jobs is you get yes or no votes,” he said. “Your whole job is to either say yes or no, and explain why.”
He’s trying to save his seat. Expect a lot more of this even though it would turn the SCOTUS into a radical body. It would become an arm of the Democrat party.
Not every Republican is going to these lengths.
The WaPo says that several Republican senators said Thursday that they would grant Garland a courtesy meeting when the Senate returns after a two-week recess that begins Friday. In every case, however, they insisted that such a meeting would not change their position on hearings for Garland.
“I’ll meet with the guy, but trust me: We’re not going to let the Supreme Court flip,” said Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.). “And this nominee obviously would flip the court, particularly on an issue that is pretty important in Wisconsin — the right to keep and bear arms.”
Johnson faces what is expected to be a close reelection race this year against former Democratic senator Russell Feingold, who received an endorsement Thursday from Obama.
Two other GOP senators, Bill Cassidy (La.) and Mike Rounds (S.D.), also said they would be open to a courtesy meeting but would not change their minds on the election-year blockade of the nominee.
The Huff Po claims that some Republicans are conceding they need a hearing. The hearing would of course be used against the Republicans as well.
The lies, corruption, deception and trickery will continue.