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Progressives are not happy with Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. Conservatives are starting to let slip that they basically fine with him, relatively speaking. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in November, Republicans should hurry up and confirm President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.

“If we come to a point, I have said all along, where we’re going to lose the election or we lose the election in November, then we ought to approve him quickly,” Flake said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I’m certain that he’ll be more conservative than a Hillary Clinton nomination, come January.”

The Arizona Republican’s remarks are out of step with his party leaders, who have said unequivocally that they will block Garland’s nomination and hold the Supreme Court seat open for the next president.

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declined to comment.

GOP leaders have put themselves in an awkward predicament over the court seat, which has been empty since February. If they keep blocking Garland, a moderate pick with little opposition on his merits, they risk a more liberal pick from Clinton or a total wildcard nominee from Donald Trump. There’s also a decent chance Republicans will lose the Senate in November, which would give them a weaker hand in deciding who moves forward at all.”*

Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff-flake-merrick-garland-supreme-court_us_5730c1a9e4b096e9f0920f6d

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