Republicans Looking Worse In Eyes Of Voters Over Court Nominee
The American people are speaking their minds about the opening on the Supreme Court due to the death of Justice Scalia. In light of the irrational opposition to holding hearings, taking a vote, or even sitting down to speak with the nominee there is now growing consensus in this land.
Following President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to fill the open seat a new CNN/ORC poll finds two-thirds of Americans want the Senate to hold confirmation hearings on his candidacy, and a majority of Americans say the Senate should ultimately vote to confirm him.
Recall that in 2014 as the mid-term elections neared Republican senators asked voters for a majority so they could prove congress was able work and their party could lead. They got the majority and the voters are now witnessing the results. The outright refusal of elected members of the majority to do their job will cost the GOP this fall.
The American public who cast votes in a presidential year is different from those who show up in mid-terms. For a nation that does not feel kindly about congress on a good day means after this court mess the end result will not be favorable to the GOP. The media and interested parties will keep the heat on the Republicans. They will be either forced to do their job or pay the price at the polls.