Late last week President Barack Obama took to a room at the University of Chicago Law School to meet with students and plead the case for his Supreme Court nominee to get a hearing in front of the US Senate. US Senator Dick Durbin say that it’s the wrong for the Republicans to be standing in the way of Merrick Garland; he says in 1988 the Senate Democrats gave the Republicans much more consideration when an opening happened during a lame duck year for then President Ronald Regan.
Durbin say that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is wrong for standing in the way of a Supreme Court nominee. According to Durbin, the President is still very much within his right to have his choice reviewed for the Supreme Court.
Durbin says if a hearing isn’t held and a justice isn’t nominated until after the elections this will be the longest the court will be without a full bench since the Civil War.