The GOP’s Sandoval SCOTUS Trap

How badly does President Obama want to be able to choose his third Supreme Court justice? If you believe the rumors being floated in Washington about Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval being vetted for a nomination, the answer is pretty badly. The president knows that no matter how much he, Democrats and their allies in the liberal media attack Senate Republicans, there’s no way they will let him flip the Supreme Court from the 5-4 conservative alignment that prevailed until the death of Justice Antonin Scalia into a 5-4 liberal majority that may last for a generation. The Republican caucus doubled down on this stand yesterday when its leaders said they wouldn’t even waste their time meeting with anyone appointed by Obama to fill a post they’d never get.

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The GOP’s Sandoval SCOTUS Trap

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