Merrick Garland

Senate failure to do its job enters third week

The Senate’s continued failure to do its job and hold a hearing on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court now goes into its third week. Its recalcitrance fits the tenor of the Age of Trump: someone else started it.

President Barack Obama is following the constitutional process for nominating a Supreme Court justice and the American people want the Senate to hold hearings. The holdup is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's toadying to his party's radical rich.

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