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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Wardaddy454
Spare me your weak attempt to disassociate the actions of McConnell and Senate Republicans during Obama's terms from today's situation. If McConnell hadn't stolen that SCOTUS seat then we'd be looking at a 5-4 blue majority SCOTUS about to turn 5-4 red again, the filibuster would still be an option (and on top of that Democrats wouldn't be as likely to use it either), and there wouldn't be any controversy surrounding this until Ginsberg decided to retire. This would be a COMPLETELY different debate and you know it. So again spare me.
Just one day before President Trump is set to announce his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy in a primetime address from the White House, a top Democratic senator suggested that stopping the nominee is more important than the upcoming midterm elections.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., acknowledged that so-called red-state Democrats may be tempted to vote for Trump's selection out of political necessity, but urged his colleagues Sunday to consider more than their political careers.
"Beyond the procedure, beyond the gamesmanship, it is a life-and-death important decision to be made by this court on so many issues," the Senate minority whip said on NBC's "Meet the Press."