Hey, John McCain, remember your promise that Republicans will be united in opposing a Supreme Court nominee from Hillary Clinton? Guess what that means for Democrats:
Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he is confident that he has laid the groundwork for Democrats to nuke the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees if they win back the Senate in November. […]
"I really do believe that I have set the Senate so when I leave, we're going to be able to get judges done with a majority. It takes only a simple majority anymore. And, it's clear to me that if the Republicans try to filibuster another circuit court judge, but especially a Supreme Court justice, I’ve told 'em how and I’ve done it, not just talking about it. I did it in changing the rules of the Senate. It’ll have to be done again," Reid told TPM in a wide-ranging interview about his time in the Senate and his legacy.
"They mess with the Supreme Court, it'll be changed just like that in my opinion," Reid said, snapping his fingers together. "So I've set that up. I feel very comfortable with that."
There's little in Mitch McConnell’s—or almost any other Republican's—behavior to suggest they'll do anything less than block President Hillary Clinton's nominees. At this point, that's just what they do. They may not know any other way of operating with a Democratic president.
Now, Reid won't be there to make sure it happens, and thus far heir apparent Chuck Schumer hasn't commented. At least not on this story. But he is on the record saying this: "A progressive majority on the Supreme Court is an imperative, and if I become majority leader, I will make it happen. I will make it happen."
Can you pitch in $1 today to each of our Democratic challengers to give him that majority?