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Sanders Rips Republicans For Refusing to Work With Obama

Republican leaders have thwarted President Obama by engaging in an “unprecedented level of obstructionism,” according to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

“Literally, on the day that Obama was inaugurated, Republicans came together and said, ‘What are we going to do?’ And what they concluded is, ‘We’re going to obstruct, obstruct, obstruct, make it as difficult as he could to do anything,’” the Vermont senator said at CNN’s town hall Tuesday night. “Now we have had to fight through that, and I’ve been at the president’s side time and time again.”

Sanders cited GOP threats to prevent Obama from selecting a Supreme Court justice to replace Antonin Scalia. He said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vow to not consider any nominee until after this year’s election is “nothing more than the continuous and unprecedented obstructionism that President Obama has gone through.”

All members of the Republican majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee have signed a pledge to delay a court appointment, in hopes that a member of their party is in the White House next year. “We believe the American people need to decide who is going to make this appointment rather than a lame-duck president,” Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn of Texas said Tuesday, according to The Hill.

Sanders, when asked which former justice he most admired, mentioned the court’s first African-American. “Thurgood Marshall was a damn good Supreme Court justice,” the senator said.

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