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=”https://justnomore.com/random-thoughts/the-scalia-aftermath/” 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.