They know it's a losing battle and while some are going to stomp their feet, those in charge of it from the right side of the Senate aisle (Sen. Sessions), aren't going to waster too much capital when they know it's already a done deal.
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The NY Times:
While there is growing anticipation that the summer will bring the spectacle of a pitched Supreme Court confirmation battle, some Senate Republicans are lowering expectations that they are planning any major political fight.
A senior Republican Senate official not connected to Mr. Sessions said, “Everyone up here can see the political pieces on the board.” The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss the situation candidly, added, “No one is talking about the possibility of defeating any nominee, barring something coming out of left field.”
The official said that not only did Democrats have command of the committee and a strong majority in the Senate, but that any nomination would also come at a time when the president’s public standing was high.
A second top Republican Senate aide, also not connected to Mr. Sessions, said, referring to Mr. Obama, “Elections have consequences; he won.”
“Obviously, we’re going to stand up for our principles,” the aide continued, “but the other side has won this right to choose someone this time.”
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