CNN’s John King Suggests Obama Will Blame Race If GOP Filibuster SCOTUS Nominee

vlcsnap-2016-02-17-10h06m54s915CNN correspondent John King predicted Tuesday that if Republicans filibuster President Barack Obama‘s Supreme Court nominee, he will respond by traveling the country calling them racist.

“The president will take this in two phases,” King predicted on Anderson Cooper 360. “Number one, he’ll fight for his pick. Because he knows if he gets to pick the replacement for Antonin Scalia… it would tip the court from a conservative 5 -4 majority to a progressive or a liberal 5-4 majority.

“He understands the legacy value in this pick, so he will fight for it,” he said. “If he doesn’t get it, then he will go around the country trying to turn out votes, trying to turn out the Obama coalition in November to help the Democrats win the White House to make sure at least a Democrat gets that pick next.”

“And if he does that, he will make the case — and you can bet on it — that Republicans blocked him because he’s the first African-American president and they didn’t give it to him because of his race,” King concluded.

Watch above, via CNN.

[h/t The Daily Caller]

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