Fake News: Matthews Claims Garland ‘Never Got a Conversation with a Republican’

Curtis Houck | February 1, 2017
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On Wednesday’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews engaged in a fascinating debate with Stanford University’s Lanhee Chen on Supreme Court appointments and the Biden rule, but above all, Matthews lied that Obama appointee Merrick Garland “never got a conversation with a Republican” when Garland met with at least 16 Republican Senators.

The tension was first touched off by Chen correctly calling out retired Democratic Senator Harry Reid (Nev.) for first invoking the Senate’s nuclear option that somehow angered Matthews even though, as Chen explained, “the precedent was set, Chris.”

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