As America Rising Squared highlighted recently, Senate Democrats and their special interest allies had no luck changing the opinions of Senate Republicans during the recent recess. Now that the Senate is back in session, it has been more of the same.
In recent stories on the fight it has been crystal clear that what has been apparent from the beginning is holding: Senate Republicans are truly committed to giving the American people a voice in this Supreme Court vacancy. Even Sen. Angus King, who caucuses with the Democrats, has remarked that Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are “holding pretty solid.”
Below see some of the latest coverage that lays bare the futility of the Democrat’s SCOTUS efforts:
Politico: “Merrick Garland’s Republican charm offensive is hitting a brick wall.”
Wall Street Journal: “The White House campaign to persuade Senate Republicans to go through the process of confirming Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland this year isn’t changing any minds. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.), one of the Republicans who has met with the Judge Garland, wrapped up her meeting on Wednesday without moving from her position that the confirmation process should wait until after the elections.”
MSNBC: Sen. Angus King: Senate Republicans are “holding pretty solid” on Garland nomination.
Reuters: “Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court selection, failed to persuade Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley during a private meeting on Tuesday to hold confirmation hearings on his nomination.”
Politico: “Yet when Toomey emerged, he was more resolute than ever that Garland should not be confirmed. And it wasn’t just the principle that the court seat should remain vacant.”