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Fri Mar 18, 2016, 05:12 PM

GOP Senator: We Should ‘Man Up And Cast A Vote’ On Obama’s Court Pick

Source: HuffingtonPost

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said Friday that his party needs to “just man up and cast a vote” on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee — a break from GOP leaders’ position that there will be no votes or even hearings until there’s a new president....He went on to say, in essence, what Senate Democrats have been saying all along about voting on Merrick Garland: It’s our job.

“The tough thing about these Senatorial jobs is you get yes or no votes,” he said. “Your whole job is to either say yes or no, and explain why.”

The Illinois Republican is in a tight race with Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D), who is trying to unseat him in November. He’s been trying to cast himself as above politics, and in recent days has been distancing himself from his party leaders’ firm stance on denying Garland hearings.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mark-kirk-supreme-court-nominee_us_56ec29e8e4b084c672201134

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Reply GOP Senator: We Should ‘Man Up And Cast A Vote’ On Obama’s Court Pick (Original post)
Attorney in Texas Mar 2016 OP
jpak Mar 2016 #1
Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #2
ColesCountyDem Mar 2016 #3
scscholar Mar 2016 #4
houston16revival Mar 2016 #5
Skittles Mar 2016 #6
oldandhappy Mar 2016 #7
Gidney N Cloyd Mar 2016 #8
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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 05:14 PM

1. Turtleboy will not comply

above his grade

yup

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 05:15 PM

2. Mark is not an idiot.

He knows that a flat refusal to do his job could cost him, his job.



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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 05:18 PM

3. "Hey, Illinois voters, look--I'm not like the rest of them!"

Horse hockey, you spineless asshole!

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 05:21 PM

4. They have REFUSED to vote. REFUSED to vote.

 

Why expect them to change?

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 05:39 PM

5. Shredding the Constitution

as well as their Bible sworn oaths to execute their duties

is not a winning position.

Kirk understands if he means what he says.

What are they hiding from? They're hiding from the naked partisan
motives behind their refusing to do their jobs.

No one can deny they can vote NO if they want to. Stall, stonewall, hedge,
delay ... that's a strategy. That's politics.

Not doing your job so you can escape responsibility?

He's nailed it. Man up! Don't be Senate Wimpies.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 07:34 PM

6. translation: he likes the pick

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 07:59 PM

7. yup

I am not holding my breathe.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 10:18 PM

8. I suspect Kirk got clearance from McConnell's tower for this, much as with ...

... how some got permission to not support Trump. He's in big trouble this November.
(http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/271044-mcconnell-preps-senators-to-run-against-trump)

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 11:00 PM

9. Was posted just one minute prior to yours in LBN

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