A conservative website is calling on Republicans to confirm President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nomination Merrick Garland, NBC News reports.
"Republicans must know that there is absolutely no chance that we will win the White House in 2016 now. They must also know that we are likely to lose the Senate as well. So the choices, essentially, are to confirm Garland and have another bite at the apple in a decade, or watch as President Clinton nominates someone who is radically more leftist and 10-15 years younger, and we are in no position to stop it," Leon Wolf wrote on RedState hours after Donald Trump became the GOP’s likely nominee.
But not all conservatives agree. Erick Erickson, the former editor of RedState, who is against Trump, doesn’t support the immediate confirmation of Garland, saying Republicans risk taking away "arguments that can persuade independent voters to go with a Republican Senate."
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Republican leaders in the Senate, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, vow to block Garland’s confirmation, saying the next president should be the one to make the nomination.