There’s no shame is following the law and in politics pushing the priorities of your party when you have the chance. This is occurring now and it happened in 2016 as well.
Many people feel guilty for standing up for themselves – they shouldn’t:
And this is the right response. Stop trying to justify it on any other basis. We didn’t want Obama’s pick and Republicans had the power to prevent it, so we wanted that power to be used. There’s no shame in that. Stop being scared of playing the cards you’re holding.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 20, 2020
In 2016 then President Obama tried to push through his Supreme Court Judge appointee Merrick Garland and it didn’t work. Unfortunately for Obama, after years of horrible policies, Obama lost the Senate to the Republicans. The Republicans refused to bring in Garland for a vote and held off till the election.
In 2018, the Democrats were still upset they didn’t push harder not realizing the fact that they didn’t run the Senate. Had they run the Senate, Garland would be a Supreme Court Justice today. Far left Huffington Post wrote:
The consequences of Republicans’ denying a Supreme Court seat to President Barack Obama became real this week, as the court dealt a sweeping blow to public sector unions and voted to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Both votes were 5-4, and Justice Neil Gorsuch voted with the conservative majority both times.
The reason Gorsuch is on the court at all largely comes down to one person: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who refused to give Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, a shot at filling the seat vacated after Antonin Scalia’s death in February 2016. Garland never got a confirmation hearing or a vote; many GOP senators refused to even meet with him. McConnell pushed the argument that the next president should get to choose the next justice.
Democrats didn’t control the Senate at the time. But as they watch the Supreme Court now hand down major victories for conservatives, with Gorsuch playing a pivotal role, some of them wonder if they could have done more to stop McConnell.
Unfortunate for the Democrats there was nothing the Democrats could do. They simply did not run the Senate.
Fortunate for America, Merrick Garland is not on the Supreme Court. If he was he would be a far-left radical nutjob. We know this because he still is a far-left unconstitutional nutjob.
Recently we saw Garland in action during the General Flynn hearing in front of the entire DC
Source: The Gateway Pundit