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NBC Applauds Obama Putting ‘Pressure’ on GOP With ‘Perfect’ Court Pick

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<p><em>More in the <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2016/03/16/nbc-applaud…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC&#39;s NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>Anchoring an NBC News special report on Wednesday about President Obama nominating federal judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, <em>Today</em> co-host Matt Lauer asked justice correspondent Pete Williams: <strong>&ldquo;Senate Republicans have vowed to block any nomination that comes from the President....what message is the President sending with this pick?&rdquo;</strong></p>

<p>Williams replied: <strong>&ldquo;The message is that he&#39;s trying to make it harder for Senate Republicans to oppose someone who&rsquo;s not only well liked, but has a good reputation in town and a wide breadth of experience.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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