Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says both political parties bear responsibility for what he labelled as the “Borkian” process of selecting Supreme Court Justices.
Hill made the reference today during a news conference today where he reaffirmed his support for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
“Borkian” is a reference to the Supreme Court nomination fight over then Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork.
Hill said both parties should stop playing politics with Supreme Court nominees and said Barack Obama’s selection for the court, Garland Merrick, would have made a fine jurist.
You can hear Hill’s comments in the Leon-Tailored Audio above. They run about 12 minutes.
The Judicial Action Network has run attack ads against U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly saying he should come out an commit to an up or down vote on Gorsuch. To date, Donnelly has never publicly supported a filibuster of Gorsuch’s nomination.