[Ed. – I didn’t really want to be president any way.]
Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich gently criticized Senate Republicans’ approach to President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, suggesting lawmakers should at least meet with the nominee, and even saying he’d consider nominating Garland himself, as president.
“I never thought the president should send it because I knew nothing was going to happen,” Kasich told “Face the Nation” in an interview taped for Sunday’s broadcast.
“Frankly,” he added, “they probably ought to all sit down and meet with the guy.”
Senate Republican leaders have adamantly refused to consider the nomination of Garland, who’s currently a federal appeals court judge. While most of the Senate GOP caucus has refused to even meet with the nominee, some individual GOP senators have said they’d be willing to sit down with him, and at least one – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk – has broken with his party and called for a vote on Garland’s nomination.