Iowa Starting Line reports:
“I think we should have been a whole heck of a lot harder on [Mitch McConnell],” Biden said when asked if there was anything he and President Obama should have done differently on the Merrick Garland nomination.
“I’d say, what are you doing, you’re setting a horrible precedent here. And the answer was, I know Joe, but I’m in a red state, if I go ahead and just call for a hearing, the Koch Brothers will drop five, ten million dollars on my race. That’s nothing about political courage, it’s a reality.”
And he didn’t rule out a return of the Obama nominee who never made it to a Senate hearing. “Sure, I would,” Biden said when asked if he’d be open to nominating Garland again. “By the way, he’s a first-rate person.”