Sharpton: Schumer Needs to Give Republicans ‘the Big Payback’ over Gorsuch Nomination
Sharpton: Schumer Needs to Give Republicans ‘The Big Payback’ Over Gorsuch Nomination (The Washington Free Beacon)
Liberal MSNBC host Al Sharpton said Wednesday that Senate Democrats should give "the big payback" to Republicans over President Trump's Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch.
Sharpton argued that Republicans refusing to give a hearing to Merrick Garland, President Obama's Supreme Court nominee last year, merited similar treatment by Democrats for the "very conservative" Gorsuch, Breitbart reported.
"He's being nominated to sit in Garland's seat," Sharpton said. "President Barack Obama nominated Judge Garland, who has got as much or more qualifications as this nominee, to have been the Supreme Court judge … They stalled, they filibustered, they would not even give a hearing to Judge Garland. It is time for the Democrats now to say since you changed the rules, you're going to have to live by the rules that you applied to President Obama's nominee, and we are not going to allow you to change it, and we will use those rules to block this nominee, Judge Gorsuch."