Despite a handful of defections by liberal Republicans-in-name-only (RINOs), most in the U.S. Senate Republican majority are holding firm in opposition to Senate consideration of federal judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s “moderate” nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.
To hear Marco Rubio tell it, voters in this year’s Republican presidential primaries and caucuses are just too angry to support a cheerful candidate like himself. At least that’s how Rubio explained it to his supporters the night of March 15 when he announced that he was suspending his campaign for president.
According to a Heritage Foundation online survey taken shortly after Paul Ryan became Speaker of the House in October 2015, 73% of U.S. voters agreed that the Republican-controlled Congress should not increase federal spending. Apparently the new Speaker of the House never got the memo.
On the morning of the March 15 primary election day, Donald Trump told TODAY show hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie that “the biggest people in the party” are already calling to meet with him as the inevitable Republican presidential nominee.