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White House calls out Idaho’s Sen. Risch re: court nominee

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho. (Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise)
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho. (Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise)

The White House on Thursday took aim at Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch for refusing to meet with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, with the president’s spokesman saying “the people of Idaho . . . expected him to do his job.” Risch came up when a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest if any progress had been made in getting Republican senators to change their minds about not considering Garland’s nomination. Earnest said that some senators had agreed to meet with Garland, which he called “an indication that the kind of pressure that Republicans are facing for not doing their job is forcing them in the direction of doing more of their job, at least”/McClatchy Washington Bureau. More here.

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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