April 3, 2017 by Chris Kite
Republicans are claiming the potential filibuster of Supreme Court judge nominee Neil Gorsuch is unprecedented. While it is true that a Supreme Court judge approval has never before been subjected to a filibuster, Republicans are forgetting that just last year they refused to even hold hearings on President Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland. Most of them wouldn’t even meet with him. So yeah, they didn’t filibuster only because they would even let the nominee get to the hearing stage.