April 27, 2016

The Obstructionist Club can count on one less new member next year, should he win election to the U.S. Senate in November.

April 26, 2016

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who founded the Obstructionist Club less than an hour after Justice Scalia’s passing when he immediately made clear that he would refuse any nominee submitted by President Obama, just received an earful by a Kentucky resident in his hometown newspaper.

April 22, 2016

On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid delivered a blistering criticism of one of the Senate’s chief Republican obstructionists, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley.

Reid called out Grassley’s flailing, ever-shifting, “nonsensical” excuses for refusing to do his job and hold a hearing and vote for President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland.

April 22, 2016

A new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll yet again shows that a majority of Americans believe Senate Republicans should drop their obstructionism and allow President Obama’s nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, an up or down vote.

April 14, 2016

Photo Credit: People for the American Way Foundation

This week CREDO activists joined our allies at People for the American Way,, and other groups at a rally on the front steps of the Supreme Court on to send the simplest message possible to the Obstructionist Club: #DoYourJob.

April 01, 2016

He took his colleagues to task for an “obstruction of justice.” He asserted that giving judicial nominees an up-or-down vote is “the way the Senate has operated for 214 years.” He urged his colleagues to not “surrender our constitutional duty.” And he said it’s time to “do our jobs.”

March 31, 2016

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s pledge of obstruction was firm and swift following the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. And, at the time, he could count on the vast majority of his Senate Republican colleagues to firmly stand behind him. But since President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland, that solidarity has begun to crack.

March 30, 2016

Sen. Susan Collins, who has bucked the obstructionist trend among many of her Republican colleagues in the Senate, announced during a radio interview on Tuesday that she was “perplexed” by the unprecedented position of Obstructionist Club president and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

"I must confess that I'm a bit perplexed by his position," Collins told the news station, adding, "Obviously the leader's not real happy with me."

Listen to the interview:

March 29, 2016

Leaving Washington’s echo chamber to engage the real world might not be such a good idea for Obstructionist Club members. Sen. Chuck Grassley — chairman of the judiciary committee and only second to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in terms of political influence over judicial nominations — is making headlines for taking major heat from his constituents in Iowa who don’t agree with his unprecedented refusal to hold hearings and allow an up-or-down vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee:

March 23, 2016

It’s been a major week of mobilization for CREDO’s Obstructionist Club campaign. Together with Civic Action and other progressive allies, CREDO members held grassroots rallies and demonstrations to hold the Senate’s chief Republican obstructionists’ feet to the fire. The #DoYourJob rallies made headlines, and national political media couldn’t ignore it. Here’s how we did it:

Step one: Put the media on notice.