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Senate Brawl Escalates Over US Supreme Court Nomination

The battle over President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee increased in fury but came no closer to resolution as rhetorical barbs sharpened and tempers flared on Capitol Hill. While Judge Merrick Garland continued to meet with senators, debate over his nomination devolved into finger-pointing about lawmakers’ motivations and was punctuated by sharp criticism of the Supreme Court’s chief justice. Assistant Democratic Leader Dick Durbin said Republicans’ refusal to consider Garland...

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