The conservative case for confirming Merrick Garland immediately

Hillary Clinton is going to be president. Is she really going to nominate someone more moderate than Garland?

Republicans don't trust Hillary Clinton to choose the next Supreme Court Justice.
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Remember when it seemed like the Republican Party had a golden opportunity to take back the White House in 2016? Conservatives had so many seemingly great options to choose from: Marco Rubio! Scott Walker! Jeb! Democrats, meanwhile, had a socialist and Hillary Clinton. And the socialist was easily the more likeable of the two. Republican prospects of controlling the White House and both houses of Congress seemed at least vaguely plausible if not downright likely. Back then, Merrick Garland didn't look so hot. We were holding out for a real conservative.

How times have changed.

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