Limbaugh: The Senate Should Skip Hearings, Go Directly to a SCOTUS Vote
When Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday, Democrats initially hoped that they could stall the voting process for her replacement. GOP senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski said that they would not vote for a new justice before the November election. On Tuesday, though, Mitt Romney put the nail in the Democrats coffin by saying that he would be open to a vote.
The best hope now for Democrats it to slow the process. Mitch McConnell likely intends to make that very difficult for them. And Rush Limbaugh says that the senate shouldn’t give the Democrats a chance. The conservative radio host argues that Republicans shouldn’t even hold hearings on the nominee.
Limbaugh told his audience, “I want the Judiciary Committee — that could be great if it were skipped. We don’t need to open that up for whatever length of time, so that whoever this nominee is can be Kavanaughed, or Borked, or Thomased. Because that’s what it’s going to be, especially when it’s not even required.”
The host also made the argument that vulnerable senators would be better off on the campaign trial:
“In addition, there are people on the Judiciary Committee who need to be out campaigning in October — not trying to deflect leftist attempts to distort the nominee’s junior high school yearbook. And when the vote count is assured, Mitch McConnell needs to take it straight to the floor of the Senate and have the vote.”
Watch a clip of Limbaugh’s comments below, courtesy of Media Matters: