Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court was all about politics and has nothing to do with competence.
“The idea that the president said today ‘this isn't about ideology it's about competence’ is nonsense. All of that was destroyed with the [Robert] Bork nomination."
"The most highly competent, qualified nominee probably ever, [was] struck down entirely on ideology and when Obama was in the Senate, he filibustered [Justice Samuel] Alito, who he admitted had all the qualifications,” Krauthammer said.
Although Garland has an impressive resume, including graduating first in his class at Harvard, and nearly two years on the federal bench, Krauthammer said Senate Republicans are taking the correct path.
“It is about ideology, it's about power. The Republicans have the power to say no. They should say no.”