By Susan Ferrechio • Washington Examiner
The Senate’s No. 3 Democrat said Tuesday that his 2007 promise to block a conservative Supreme Court nominee should not be used by the GOP to justify its own plan to ignore President Obama’s choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said his pledge to stop a nomination by then-President George W. Bush is an “apples to oranges comparison” to the current vacancy because he would have at least entertained the nomination and voted on it.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has signaled he won’t even take up an Obama nominee and has declared Scalia’s replacement should be chosen by the next president. [Read more...]