- GOP leadership's resolve to deny a hearing for Obama's Supreme Court is hardening
- Leadership is being backed up by some key at-risk senators
Washington (CNN)In an awkward meeting at the White House this month, Mitch McConnell had a message for his adversaries: Democrats had only themselves to blame for the escalating war over the Supreme Court.
But Collins and Kirk are solidly in the minority of their caucus. Other GOP senators who voted for Garland in 1997, including Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts and Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, oppose moving forward on the nomination now.