Cenk Uygur takes issue with Senator Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) assertion that President Obama is “packing the court” by nominating district and circuit court judges. Guest Roland Martin (host, “TV One”) is more angry that Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) entertained Grassley’s accusation at all. “This is why I hate nice Democrats,” Martin says.
Under President Bush, circuit court judicial appointments took an average of 29 days to pass, and district court appointments took 32. Under Obama, those same appointments are taking 124 and 89 days, respectively. Martin says this is just another example of how “the president has been playing footsie with the Republicans for far too long.”