Today President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy and called on the Senate to hold hearings:
— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) March 16, 2016
During Obama’s Rose Garden announcement, he had harsh words for Senate Republicans who might not want to bring his nomination to a vote:
President Obama calls failure to hear & vote on Garland SCOTUS nom an "abdication of the Senate's Constitutional duty"
— Alex L. Khan (@PoliticKhan) March 16, 2016
Obama says if Senate doesn't vote on Garland it will be "an abdication of the Senate's constitutional duty."
— Heidi N Moore (@moorehn) March 16, 2016
Translation: “Do as I say, not as I do!”
Obama saying "abdication of the Senate's constitutional duty" is the most ironic thing I'll ever hear
— Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) March 16, 2016
Obama calls refusing to give Garland a vote is an abdication of constitutional duty. Beyond parody.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) March 16, 2016
Pres. Obama just said that the way he, as a Senator, treated Justice Alito was an abdication of his constitutional duty.
— STEW (@StewSays) March 16, 2016
Democrat claims about the Senate GOP abdicating constitutional duty have earned some Pinocchios:
— Josh Falzone (@JoshFalzone) March 16, 2016