|Sen. John McCain|
CNN reports that Sen. John McCain, in an interview with 1210 WPHT Philadelphia radio, said that Republicans will oppose “any” nominee from Hillary Clinton for the U.S. Supreme Court.
“I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up,” McCain said in comments meant to bolster the campaign of Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, who is in a tight reelection race.
Hillary Clinton consistently says she’s ready to work with “anyone” in Congress on finding common ground. Considering the country is pretty fed up with a dysfunctional, partisan government, I’m not sure that’s a winning message from McCain.
And this is before we even HAVE the presidential election.
Of course, a spokesperson from McCain’s Senate office later walked back those comments:
“Senator McCain believes you can only judge people by their record and Hillary Clinton has a clear record of supporting liberal judicial nominees,” said McCain spokesperson Rachael Dean. “That being said, Senator McCain will, of course, thoroughly examine the record of any Supreme Court nominee put before the Senate and vote for or against that individual based on their qualifications as he has done throughout his career.”