And the Supreme Court fight begins

Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate majority leader, and beloved cartoon character …

McConnellTortoise… has opened the first salvo in the GOP’s plan to stall any nomination by President Obama of a new Supreme Court justice in the wake of the sudden death of Antonin Scalia:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a statement that the Senate controlled by his party should not confirm a replacement for Scalia until after the election.

“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president,” McConnell said.

That’s Sen. Turtle in 2016.

This is Sen. Turtle in 2005:

“[T]he Republican conference intends to restore the principle that, regardless of party, any President’s judicial nominees, after full debate, deserve a simple up-or-down vote.

– Mitch McConnell (2005)

“The Constitution of the United States is at stake. Article II, Section 2 clearly provides that the President, and the President alone, nominates judges.

Mitch McConnell (2005)

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