Courtesy of Politico:
Nevada GOP Sen. Dean Heller is breaking sharply with his party’s strategy on a Supreme Court nominee, calling on President Barack Obama to put forward a consensus candidate to replace Antonin Scalia while insisting that Nevadans should have a voice in the process.
The statement from the purple state senator is the most direct rebuttal to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plans to completely block a Supreme Court nominee. Though Heller admits that a nominee is unlikely to be confirmed this year, he encouraged Obama on Wednesday to avoid nominating a highly ideological judicial appointee.
I hope Mitch McConnell’s plans come to a screeching halt. He has a few senators who are up for reelection in blue and purple states. I’m sure they like their cushy numbers and salaries, and don’t want to forsake that.
I love how all of these dipshits give advice to President Obama on his selection for the nomination. Yeah, like Scalia wasn’t a “highly ideological judicial appointee.” The crazy loons just don’t get that this time they don’t get to make the choice.
I have to think that there are some sane Republicans who have come to the realization that democracy is being thwarted.
Cuz I am into birds these days. 🙂