There were no signs of a breakthrough as President Obama met Tuesday with Senate Republican leaders pledging to block anyone he nominates to the Supreme Court.Just yesterday, I wrote: "I refuse to indulge the pretense that the Republican Party doesn't support Trump's candidacy. The fuck they don't."
Senate Majority Leader (R-Ky.) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) both sat down with the president in the Oval Office.
"They were adamant. They said 'no, we're not going to do this at all,'" Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said after the meeting.
"All we want them to do is to fulfill their constitutional duty, and at this stage, they are deciding not to do that," he added. "They're going to wait and see what President Trump will do, I guess, as far as a nomination."
If the fact that party leaders are allegedly appalled at the prospect of Trump being their nominee and yet continue to obstruct President Obama in anticipation of a Trump presidency doesn't underline what transparent bullshit their supposed horror is, I don't know what the fuck would.