A Republican is vowing to act like a Republican, and the lefties at the Huffington Post are shocked and outraged!
Apparently it is news to HuffPo’s Legal Affairs Reporter Cristian Farias that members of Congress who belong to one political party sometimes try to block the Supreme Court nominees put forth by the president. Maybe Farias didn’t learn about the Robert Bork hearings in school, or the “high tech lynching” that Clarence Thomas underwent.
Farias sounds incredulous as he reports on the obvious:
“I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up. I promise you,” McCain said Monday, according to CNN. (…)
Three justices will be in their 80s during the next administration, making the prospect of retirement and more vacancies likely.
Unfortunately but not surprisingly, McCain later “walked back” his original comments:
Later on Monday, McCain, through a spokeswoman, reversed course on his earlier remarks about future Clinton nominees and noted he’d “vote for or against that individual based on their qualification,” according to Talking Points Memo.
So much for a member of the Republican establishment showing even a hint of backbone. Is it any wonder that Donald Trump is so much more popular than McCain and his fellow elite GOP “lifers”?
Source: Huffington Post