#BLACKLIVESMATTER HEADQUARTERS— Immediately after President Obama announced this morning in the Rose Garden that he is nominating white male appeals court Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, #BlackLivesMatter co-founder Patrisse Cullors blasted the President’s choice. “Barack could easily have nominated African American Judge Paul Watford of the Ninth Circuit ,” Cullers explained to a solitary reporter. “We are thinking of throwing our support to Bernie now."
But White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough brushed off Cullors’ rant, saying "Donald Trump has the support of seven out of ten white males, and they’re all mad as hell, so for the president to nominate a black man, or an Indian American like Sri Srinivasan, would have been a non-starter.”
In Arizona, where he is campaigning in the Grand Canyon State, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) said that when he is elected, he will withdraw Obama’s nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland and nominate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) instead. “Garland’s a centrist and I am a leftist and so is Senator Warren,” Sanders explained in his prototypically strident Brooklyn accent.
Desperate to avoid any scenario which would result in the GOP losing the Senate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell humiliated himself and walked back against his previous absolute opposition to the Senate considering any Supreme Court nominee tapped by Obama. “If the president were to nominate Marco Rubio to the Supreme Court, I’d be all for it,” McConnell said.