Don’t look now, but pigs just may be flying. And the liberal media may actually be doing its job. None other than the network that also serves as the Democrat National Committee / Hillary Clinton campaign communications arm — also known as CNN — just called out DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Democrat hypocrisy surrounding President Obama’s Supreme Court nomination today.
This you will want to see.
CNN host Wolf Blitzer called out the hypocrisy of Democrats to demand Senate Republicans give President Barack Obama’s nomination to the Supreme Court a hearing and then vote for confirmation.
Earlier on Wednesday, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the seat left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Garland currently serves as the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, has maintained that Republicans must give Garland a fair hearing and confirmation vote.Wolf pointed out past moves by both Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
“When President Obama was a U.S. Senator, Congresswoman, as you know, back in 2006, he filibustered the nominee Samuel Alito, who’s now the Justice Samuel Alito, something he now says he regrets,” Blitzer said. “And when Vice President Biden was a U.S. Senator back in 1992, he said President Bush, and I’m quoting him now, ‘should consider following the practice of the majority of his predecessors and not, and not name a nominee until after the November election is completed.’”“So if it was good for the Democrats then to make these kinds of statements during an election year in the case of Biden, why can’t the Republicans do that now?” Blitzer asked.
“Well, let’s be clear, when Barack Obama was filibustering, he had that opportunity because there was a nominee that was being given a hearing,” Wasserman Schultz said. “So, I mean, they have the perfect right to filibuster, to, you know, to debate it, to do anything they want, while letting the process unfold. But to suggest that they aren’t even to going to grant courtesy meetings to his nominee, to not have hearings, to not take this nominee through the process, vote the president’s nominee down if that’s what they choose to do.”
To Little Debbie’s point about following the Constitution, perhaps Wolf could’ve reminded her that nothing in the Constitution says that the Senate must take action within a certain timeframe.
But then we might have had to check to see if hell had just frozen over.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]