Here it is …. backed into a corner!! Yes!!
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Steadfast in their determination to block any Supreme Court nominee put forth by President Barack Obama, Senate Republicans are virtually certain to block the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the nation’s highest court.
But long before the Senate GOP moved to thwart Garland’s promotion, leading conservative Republicans championed his appointment to the court.
The background: Garland’s name has been floated for Supreme Court nomination twice before in recent years, following the retirements of Justices David Souter in 2009 and John Paul Stevens in 2010.
At the time, many Republicans viewed the centrist circuit judge as a consensus nominee who could attract bipartisan support.
Here’s what they had to say back then.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
Hatch, a Judiciary Committee Republican, told Reutersin May 2010 that he…
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