Sources close to Sandoval, a former federal judge, said the governor was honored to be considered for the post. But after it was leaked to the Washington Post that Sandoval agreed to be vetted by the White House, the news became national headlines focused on the political fight in the Senate over the appointment.
The GOP’s idiot Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said the Senate will not consider any nomination by Obama, now in his last year in office, and that the appointment to replace the conservative Scalia should come from the next president.
Political pundits speculated the Democratic president could make it politically uncomfortable for the GOP majority to reject outright a nominee if he put forth a qualified Republican.After a day of intense national media attention, Sandoval quickly soured to the prospect of becoming a “political weapon” to try to push the Republican-controlled Senate to act on his nomination, sources said.
So as a result, the country loses the chance to put a real, normal person on the Supreme Court.
Source: Sandoval doesn’t want to be considered for Supreme Court seat – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nominating Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval to the U.S. Supreme Court could provide President Barack Obama with a way through the blockade promised from Republican senators.
However, Sandoval is anything but a party-liner. Just look at his track record as Nevada governor. He’s a normal guy. So the racist, bigot dinosaurs in the US Senate will probably hate him.
That’s bad news for America, but good news for Nevada. We’ll get to keep him around a little while longer.
Source: Guns to gay marriage: Sandoval’s stance on key issues
Need more proof the Republicans in the US Senate are morons? Here you go…
Gov. Brian Sandoval has agreed to be vetted by the White House to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, his office confirmed Wednesday.
But despite Sandoval’s current standing as a Republican leader, his nomination apparently would not be enough to prompt Senate Republican leaders to give him a confirmation hearing if he is President Barack Obama’s nominee.
“It’s the principle, not the person,” said Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.Grassley repeated his position that his committee would not hold a confirmation hearing on any nomination submitted in Obama’s final year in office.
Source: Sandoval to be vetted for US Supreme Court, but Republicans stand firm – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Trump received more than 45 percent of the vote., while Rubio received about 24 percent and Cruz received about 20 percent.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson were largely afterthoughts in the single digits.
Source: Trump wins Nevada Republican caucus handily
Ted Cruz clearly isn’t honest enough to hold public office.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Monday said that he had asked for the resignation of Communications Director Rick Tyler after the staffer posted a fake video showing GOP hopeful Marco Rubio disparaging the Bible.
Over the weekend, Tyler had reportedly shared a video that claimed to show Rubio saying that there were “not many answers” in the Bible.
On Sunday, the staffer apologized on Facebook.
Source: Ted Cruz fires top staffer for dirty tactics questioning Rubio’s faith — then blames Rubio
The warm welcome Florida Sen. Marco Rubio received Sunday evening at a rally in North Las Vegas wasn’t just coming from the boisterous crowd facing him.
It had just as much to do with the people standing next to him on stage — Sen. Dean Heller, Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison and Rep. Cresent Hardy, among others.
The friendly faces represented the growing cadre of Nevada Republicans throwing their support behind Rubio ahead of Nevada’s GOP caucus on Tuesday.“
This is Marco country we are in today,” Heller told the crowd. “He is the real deal, and that’s what America needs.”
Source: ‘Marco country’: Heller heads list of notables welcoming Rubio to Nevada – Las Vegas Sun News
The Republican caucus in Nevada on Tuesday will be the fourth contest for GOP presidential candidates, following Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. On Sunday, at least three candidates, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of who is from Canada, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, were already on Silver State soil, making their final pushes to win over voters.
Trump has won two of the first three contests: New Hampshire and South Carolina. Cruz, meanwhile, won the Iowa caucuses — the first contest. Cruz’s win has been called into question because of voter fraud allegations made by Iowa officials.
So basically, he’s Canadian, and he is a liar.
Source: GOP presidential candidates woo Nevada voters ahead of Tuesday’s caucus – Las Vegas Review-Journal