McCain’s promise, though, makes the Senate’s unprecedented overreaching explicit. It’s a pledge to oppose “any Supreme Court nominee”—not a vow to reject Merrick Garland or some other person, but a vow to reject the new president’s authority to make a nomination at all.
A predetermined “No” is not advice or consent; it’s a power grab.
It’s a promise to the party’s base that, even if Donald Trump is defeated, Republicans won’t participate in the governing of the country, and will do what they can to keep it from being governed.
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