It would be yet another supreme miscarriage of justice.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) vowed Monday that he and his fellow Senate Republicans would not only continue barring a confirmation vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland but would also block any nominee Hillary Clinton puts forth if she wins the election.
“I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee thatHillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up,” McCain told Philadelphia radio station 1210 WPHT.
“I promise you,” added McCain, who appeared on the station to support his colleague Sen Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), who like McCain, is facing a tough reelection bid this fall.
“This is where we need the majority and Pat Toomey is probably as articulate and effective on the floor of the Senate as anyone I have encountered,” he said.
A McCain spokesperson later tried to walk back the remark, saying that the senator would “vote for or against that individual based on their qualifications.”
Senate Republicans have, unprecedentedly, refused to move on Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland, demanding that the next President get to name his or her own nominee to the high court.
Obama nominated Garland to the bench in March to fill the vacancy created byJustice Antonin Scalia’s death.