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WATCH: Schumer blasts Republicans for ‘scorched earth tactics’

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Republicans have only themselves to blame for the hurdles in Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Schumer said Friday, “They have a flawed nominee.”

The New York Democrat called it a “shameful culmination” of a process that started when Republicans refused to consider Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s nominee for a seat on the court.

Schumer blamed Republicans’ “scorched earth tactics” as they try to put conservatives on the bench.

Senators are poised to vote Friday to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination ahead of a final confirmation vote over the weekend.

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