The Republicans think if they wait long enough, voters will forget they are still obstructing President Obama’s SCOTUS nominee, Merrick Garland.
No matter what absurd excuse Republicans put forth for refusing to hold hearings on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, Democrats aren’t letting go of the issue — and neither are voters, who are significantly less likely to re-elect obstructionist Republican senators.
Garland now holds the record for the longest interval between a Supreme Court nomination and confirmation hearings. In a Politico interview, Sen. Harry Reid said that polls show Republicans are paying the price:
“What the Republicans are hoping is because Trump has made such a fool of himself and the Koch brothers are in there covering for his mistakes, they think that this thing is going to go away, this Supreme Court issue. It’s not going to go away,” Reid said. “All you have to do is look at polling individual states. And every state that there’s polling done, for example in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, pick any one of these states, and the issue relating to not holding a hearing is so very, very vitally important to the voters, Democrats and Republicans.”
This is just shameful.