Take a chill pill, Rachel. As we’ve pointed out, this is the exact same threat Dems made in the last year of George W. Bush’s administration and nobody on the left said that would “rip our system of government apart at the seams.”
What Republicans are threatening would rip our system of government apart at the seams. https://t.co/yml9LfRFOO
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) February 16, 2016
And keep in mind, long Supreme Court vacancies happen when the politics of the country are divided.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) February 16, 2016
One more time: there's precedent for rejecting Obama's SCOTUS nominees in his final year. https://t.co/pEKfUrBZSG
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) February 14, 2016
Stop arguing over what happens in the event of a 4-4 SCOTUS tie.
When it happens, the lower court ruling stands and no precedent is set.
— Maggie Jordan (@MaggieJordanACN) February 15, 2016
I don't see the "Constitutional crisis" angle in SCOTUS fight. I see arguments over precedent, politics, etc., but it's not the same thing.
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) February 15, 2016
Where was Maddow’s criticism of then Senator Obama?
Obama, on the other hand, not only voted against all of Bush's SCOTUS nominees; he voted to filibuster all of them, too. Precedent matters.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 14, 2016
Sen. Schumer is busy backpedaling on his 2007 language to “rip our system of government apart,” but Maddow didn’t mention that.
In which Schumer tries to clean up his ’07 comments calling for a halt to potential new Bush SCOTUS nominees: https://t.co/09aEXzwW0D
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 16, 2016
And we do appreciate all the concern on how this will affect GOP chances in November.
For members: How Republicans badly misfired on the Supreme Court and how it could cost them dearlyhttps://t.co/k8AtQNhe25
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) February 15, 2016
Republicans might end up wishing they had compromised with Obama over Scalia’s replacement https://t.co/D1jwRYmFU5
— Vox (@voxdotcom) February 16, 2016
We’ll take our chances.