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Kavanaugh’s Judicial Ideological Score

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Lindsey Graham Must Really Hate the Justices: Cruz for SCOTUS

I’m here to tell my Democratic colleagues that I voted for Obama’s nominees. I expect them to give Trump’s nominees a fair shake. He won this election. He will pick a conservative. I would put Ted Cruz on that list… There are some really strong people in there. And there is no stronger constitutional conservative than Ted Cruz.

— Sen. Lindsey Graham, telling WYFF that President-elect Donald Trump should nominate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to the Supreme Court.

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McCain Paints Himself Into a Corner on SCOTUS

I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up.

— Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), quoted by CNN, saying Republicans will block any Supreme Court picks she might make.

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Americans Don’t Trust GOP Candidates to Appoint SCOTUS Justice

33%

Of American voters trust Sen. Ted Cruz to nominate the new Supreme Court justice (57% don’t), only 31% trust Donald Trump to (62% don’t), and just 26% trust Marco Rubio to (61% don’t), according to a new Public Policy Polling survey. The poll also found that the public feels Taylor Swift is just as qualified as Donald Trump to make a court appointment.

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Most Want Senate to Hold SCOTUS Hearings

56%

Of Americans say the Senate should hold hearings and vote on President Obama’s choice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, according to Pew Research. About four-in-ten (38%) say the Senate should not hold hearings until the next president selects a court nominee.

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Americans Evenly Split on Supreme Court Nomination

47%

Of Americans want President Obama to appoint a new Supreme Court justice before he leaves office while 46% don’t want him to, according to a new CBS News poll. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that 43% want the Senate to consider an Obama nominee this year and 42% don’t.

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Grassly Takes a Wait-and-See Attitude on SCOTUS Pick

I would wait until the nominee is made before I would make any decisions. This is a very serious position to fill and it should be filled and debated during the campaign and filled by either Hillary Clinton, Senator Sanders or whoever’s nominated by the Republicans.

— Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, telling Radio Iowa that he had not ruled out holding hearings on President Obama’s eventual nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.