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Schumer Pledges Democrats Will Block Trump's SCOTUS Nominee

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow interviewed Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Schumer laid out his plans for the battle over the court’s Scalia vacancy.

“The consequences are going to be down the road,” Schumer said about the GOP refusal to hold hearings on Merrick Garland. “If they don’t appoint somebody good, we’re going to oppose them tooth and nail.”

Maddow asked whether he would try to keep the seat open rather than confirm a nominee outside the mainstream. Schumer replied: “Absolutely.”

“We are not going to make it easy for them to pick a Supreme Court justice,” he said.

Schumer said: “It’s hard for me to imagine a nominee that Donald Trump would choose that would get Republican support that we [Democrats] could support.”