Buchanan: GOP Shouldn’t Let Obama ‘Transform the Court’ By Approving SCOTUS Pick

Columnist Pat Buchanan argued that President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee should be rejected to prevent him from transforming the court on Friday’s “McLaughlin Group.”

Buchanan said Obama’s nominee “should be treated with respect. Not the way Bob Bork was, not the way Clarence Thomas was, but they should be rejected on a simple grounds. The president says I’m going be a transformational figure, and the Congress, the Senate’s going to say, ‘No, you are not going to transform the court. We’re going to let the presidency be decided in this election, the Congress will be decided in the election, and the direction of the Supreme Court will be decided by the American people, Mr. President, not by you.'”

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