Progressives in recent days have been outraged at the number of Senate Democrats who have rubber-stamped Trump’s nominees to key cabinet positions. Now, Politico is reporting that Senate Democrats are planning to filibuster any Trump Supreme Court nominee, other than Obama’s pick, Merrick Garland. Trump is set to announce his Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday.
According to Politico, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said in an interview that he intends to “filibuster any pick that is not Merrick Garland and that the vast majority of his caucus will oppose Trump’s nomination.”
Continued Sen. Merkley: “This is a stolen seat. This is the first time a Senate majority has stolen a seat. We will use every lever in our power to stop this.”
We will see if Senate Democrats have the resolve to follow through.