Senator John Kennedy on hypocrisy charges: Majority in power does what it wants

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Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) defended the Republican Senate majority’s decision to proceed with a Supreme Court nomination weeks before Election Day pointing to provisions in the Constitution that note filling such a vacancy is “unaffected by the electoral calendar.”

Asked by “Fox News Sunday” guest host Brit Hume about the charges by Democrats of hypocrisy over the Senate GOP’s blocking of President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016, Kennedy said the chamber’s majority had the power to set its own agenda.

“On both sides there’s been a lot of circumlocution and attempted Churchillian rhetoric about the precedent to be followed during an election year to fill a vacancy,” Kennedy said. “When the Democrats are in charge of the process, they do what they think is right … when the Republicans are in charge of the process, they do what they think is right.”

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