John Oliver on 80 Year Tradition

Combat ignorance. Read.

So Republicans have outright declared that the Senate will NOT hold hearings on a new Supreme Court nominee under the Obama administration. They are kind of hard pressed to come up with a reason why not.

So far, they have presented two arguments. The first is the Thurmond Rule. Please take a look at my piece on that subject here.  [otw_shortcode_button href=”” size=”medium” bgcolor=”#000000″ icon_position=”left” shape=”square”]Scalia[/otw_shortcode_button]
The second argument is that there is an 80 year tradition of… ummmm… not nominating …. ummmm… not voting on a nominee… ummm…

Well, John Oliver can explain more about this, ummm… 80 year tradition.