Law

Fighting Clinton’s Court Nominees? That’s Crazy

The Senate’s outright rejection of her Supreme Court choices wouldn’t create a constitutional crisis. But it wouldn’t do Republicans any favors.

Be careful what you wish for, Senator.

Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Senator John McCain may not have meant to say that a Republican Senate would refuse to vote, either up or down, on any Supreme Court nominee put up by Hillary Clinton. But what if Republican senators just said they would vote down any candidate Clinton nominated? Would the resulting political standoff amount to a constitutional crisis?

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