McConnell claims that in 2016 Pres. Obama COULD not insert Merrick Garland because of lack of votes.
Is this true?
So there was NO WAY for Pres. Obama to get Garland in? Force the issue?
Republicans held the Senate and they could have voted against his nomination, correct. The President can’t ram through a nominee without 50+ Senate votes.
Thanks....thought so. so McConnell was correct for a change.
All this does is reinforce to me that Dems have GOT to keep the base energized - not ONLY with General elections but with EVERY one.
Republicans have been plotting to do stuff like what is happening now for MANY years...I give them more credit than Dems for grassroots efforts like this.
Find a way to keep their 40 or so % base happy...split the Black vote and other minorities...split women votes...etc....etc....they are truly surgical, if nothing else.
They did this in 2016 with quite the precision....and I wondered in horror how The Democratic Party got to the point where we had none other than CORNEL WEST voting for Jill Stein (and probably pulling MORE Black votes away from Hillary).
Politics is drama at its best, sadly.
Will the current furor FINALLY get "ALL" Dems to the polls? Not only in November but in EVERY election? Stay tuned.