Jun 28, 2017
The Garland Effect

“These are not normal times. We know this. But … one of the elements here is the shadow of Merrick Garland: Shut out from a hearing and just drove the polarization effect up to heights no one has ever seen before. So, neither side is going to come together to really fix this,” comments Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle during the conversation about the GOP Senate health care billl, referencing Senate Republicans’ refusal to consider President Barack Obama’s nomination for the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, which remains a source of animosity between parties in the Senate. Hear the rest of the discussion with former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. (D-TN) here.