How Democrats plan to force Senate vote on Obama’s SCOTUS nominee

How Democrats plan to force Senate vote on Obama’s SCOTUS nominee
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Democrats plan to force a Senate vote on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, by targeting the re-election efforts of vulnerable GOP senators, the Washington Post reported.

Former Obama aides are putting the political effort in place. It will involve Republicans facing re-election this year, with the potential threat of endangering the GOP majority.

The former Obama operatives established the Constitutional Responsibility Project for the purpose of advocating for the nomination. These operatives include Anita Dunn, who while working for the White House in 2009 praised Mao Tse-tung, the former Chinese communist dictator. It also includes former White House communications staffer Stephanie Cutter, who was for a time the co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire.” Other former Obama aides include Amy Brundage and Julianna Smoot. They are helping to coordinate with other activists on the left, the Post reported.

MoveOn.org is planning MoveOn Days of Action rallies in states with vulnerable Republican senators to gain support for the nomination.

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