Supporters of Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court selection, on Tuesday launched a new push to persuade the Republican-led Senate to act on the nomination before the Nov. 8 presidential election, but their calls fell on deaf ears.
“He would almost certainly fail, given his general ignorance and weak grasp of basic facts about American history, principles and functioning of our government,” Reid said. “The fact is, Donald Trump is nothing more than a spoiled, unpatriotic drain on society who has earned nothing and helped no one.”
“They spend a lot of time these Republicans, spending a lot of energy trying to separate themselves from Donald Trump. But as long as they’re holding a Supreme Court seat open for him, they’re his minions. They’re his enablers.”
Following a rowdy Nevada state Democratic convention on Saturday, in which supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders shouted down state chair Roberta Lange and a variety of other speakers including California Sen. Barbara Boxer, Bernie Sanders issued a statement that blamed Nevada Democratic officials for skewing the convention against his campaign.
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid denounced on the Senate floor what he called a “smear” campaign against federal appeals court judge Jane Kelly, who had been on Obama’s short list of potential nominees.
In a move that seems to signal the readiness of Democratic leaders to end their party’s contentious rivalry on the campaign trail, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in the November general election.
Spokesman: Obama’s vote to block Alito “symbolic,” contrasted to “Republicans’ reflexive opposition” to Obama nominating new justice to replace Scalia.
A Republican-backed measure to derail the Iran nuclear agreement was blocked in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, in a major foreign policy victory for President Obama.
Reid: “I had a conversation today with a number of Republicans and told them really to get her done, or I will make sure they will have an opportunity to vote against her.”
Watch Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) bring on some trash talk about the 2016 Republicans, with a casual flippancy that would make Don Rickles proud.
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Harry Reid’s 2009 memoir, ‘The Good Fight: Hard Lessons from Searchlight to Washington,’ chronicles his journey from poverty to the Senate floor.