President Obama finally appeared on Fox News Sunday for the first time as president today and kicked off his interview with Chris Wallace by tearing into the Senate GOP’s obstruction on his Supreme Court nominee.
The president seemed somewhat encouraged by how some of those Republicans are meeting with Merrick Garland already.
When Wallace pointed out that there’s a “fair amount of hypocrisy here,” given Obama’s own push to filibuster Samuel Alito ten years ago, the president acknowledged that both parties have turned the confirmation process into a tit-for-tat. He did add that no Republican president’s nominee has ever not received a hearing.
He said if the GOP’s precedents hold, then “it is almost impossible to expect that the Democrats… wouldn’t say the exact same thing.”
Wallace pressed Obama on whether he would stick by Garland even if the Democratic nominee wins. Obama said absolutely.
Watch above, via Fox.
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