Republican Admits Supreme Court Blockade Is Unprecedented


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One of the Republican Party’s most candid senators, Lindsey Graham (S.C.), admitted Thursday a stark fact that the rest of his colleagues have tried their best to avoid: that their blockade of any Supreme Court nominee by President Barack Obama is unprecedented.

And he insisted that he was going to go along with it, even though he predicted it would worsen relations between the parties and the functioning of the Senate.

“We are setting a precedent here today, Republicans are, that in the last year at least of a lame duck eight-year term — I would say it’s going to be a four-year term — that you’re not going to fill a vacancy of the Supreme Court based on what we’re doing here today,” Graham said in an unusual session of the Judiciary Committee, where members debated not bills or judicial nominees, but Obama’s right to carry out his constitutional powers in an election year.

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