Every wall develops a crack or two. So it is with this Supreme Court nomination where not every GOP Senator is comfy with refusing to hold hearings and vote on Merrick Garland.
Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois is one of the Senators with skin in the game as his seat is up this year and that's why Mr. Kirk now says his colleagues should "man up" and vote on the nominee and explain their vote. He says that's there job.
The reason is voting no is not so easy, especially if in open hearings Justice Garland performed well.
Republicans have taken the stand the public should decide on the nominee, but the public never does. That's not how it works and the notion a President in his last year cannot nominate is antithetical to the Constitution.
If we want the public to decision, let's elect our Justices.