So much for the Thurmond rule, right? The Thurmond rule states that in a presidential election year, the US Senate will not confirm the president's nominees to the federal judiciary.

In March, 2016, when Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill Scalia's seat, Republicans invoked the Thurmond rule. The seat stayed empty until after the election.

The double standard isn't shocking, but it's sure telling. No matter who wins the election, time to clean house in the senate.

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