It’s clear that the White House would love to try and claim dissension among conservatives on this issue because their push to nominate Garland has been an unmitigated failure. Unfortunately for them, Republicans remain united in the belief that the American people deserve to have their voice heard and, much to President Obama’s chagrin, that will not change.
As the White House continues their renewed push to circumvent the voice of the American people and allow President Obama put his liberal imprint on the Supreme Court for generations to come, conservatives are still standing strong against Merrick Garland’s nomination.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated as much this morning, still committed to ensuring that the American people have an opportunity to weigh in on Justice Scalia’s replacement. Meanwhile, voices from across the conservative movement are today standing strong against Garland.
RedState founder Erick Erickson echoed Senator McConnell in encouraging the GOP to stand strong on behalf of the American people.
National Review’s Ed Whelan also forcefully refuted the idea that Garland should be confirmed saying that there is no reason for Senate Republicans “to go wobbly on keeping the Scalia seat open through the election.”
The Judicial Crisis Network’s Carrie Severino issued a statement emphasizing how Merrick Garland would fundamentally alter the Court’s makeup and praising Republicans for “allowing the people a voice in this decision – a voice President Obama is trying to silence.”
In addition to these strong conservatives, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin highlighted that “we must stop Garland,” because his nomination would lead to the most liberal Supreme Court in 50 years, according to The New York Times.
NYT says Garland would make court most liberal in 50 years. True yesterday, today, tomorrow. Nothing's changed. We must stop Garland.
— Jenny Beth Martin (@jennybethm) May 4, 2016