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Senate Republicans Feeling The Pinch Over Supreme Court Nominee

August 10, 2016

There is no end to polling troubles for Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

With a sure victory for Hillary Clinton inching closer by the day Senate Republicans are going to have to make a decision that should have been made months ago.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has to think hard–but not for too long–about what the GOP needs to do with President Obama’s pick to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.

For too long blocking the nomination of Merrick Garland has been the only game plan because with a win by the GOP their president could place a young constructionist on the court.  But with Clinton moving towards the Oval Office and the strong possibility she could nominate much more liberal minded jurists means the GOP is in a real pickle.

There is no doubt that McConnell is pondering it he should relent on blocking Garland.  There are roughly 20 session days prior to the election.  Should unnerved congressional Republicans want to make some news that is separate from Trump, the one bringing their numbers and brand into the mud, a vote on Garland is the best bet they have.

The question is will they be smart enough to take the path best for them and the nation.

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