February 16, 2016

SHOT/CHASER: Feingold’s Flip Flop On Senate’s SCOTUS “Obligation”

SHOT: In 2016, Russ Feingold Says The Senate “Has An Obligation To Vote” On SCOTUS Nominee:

FEINGOLD: “The President of the United States should, as soon as he can, appoint a potential justice, and the United States Senate has an obligation to vote, either up or down.”

CHASER: In 2005, Then-Senator Feingold Said He Wouldn’t “Rule Out” Filibuster On SCOTUS Nominee:

Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold said Tuesday he won’t rule out a filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, although he said no one in his party is actively planning to use the tactic.

“Certainly nobody I know is,” said the Wisconsin senator, who is considered a possible Democratic presidential nominee in 2008. “But I’m not going to take it off the table. It’s my right as a senator and it’s an important right.”