SCOTUS: Mitch McConnell Throws Down The Gauntlet
SCOTUS: Mitch McConnell Throws Down The Gauntlet
“”The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president,” Schumer tweeted, quoting McConnell, who made the same statement during Barack Obama’s presidency after Justice Antonin Scalia died in 2016.”
Yes, he had to do THAT before offering condolences to Ruth’s family. Well, Cocaine Mitch laid down the fire. He issued a lovely statement about Justice Ginsburg. Then he made a VERY clear statement of intent.
“In the last midterm election before Justice Scalia’s death in 2016, Americans elected a Republican Senate majority because we pledged to check and balance the last days of a lame-duck president’s second term. We kept our promise. Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposite-party president’s Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year.
By contrast, Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary. Once again, we will keep our promise.
President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”
Needless to say, as of last night, there are a LOT of pissed of Democrats, leftists, and socialists around the country.
If McConnell jams someone through, which he will, there will be riots.— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) September 18, 2020
Laura is a reporter for the Washington Post. Others have responded with the idea that, if Trump does nominate someone now, this will be grounds for civil war. There are some really classy folks out there.
Things are going to get even more sporty out there in light of RBG’s passing and the political maneuvering regarding the next Supreme Court nominee. However, the fact is, given the upcoming election, it makes sense that we have a new Supreme Court Justice in place prior to the election.
The Court must be at a full compliment should any election disputes such as Bush v Gore occur.— John Fund (@johnfund) September 19, 2020
Considering that the media and Democrats have been warning for weeks that the election results will be in doubt because of Trump, having a fully seated Supreme Court is a damned good idea.
President Trump has already provided a list prior to the 2016 election. Then there were more lists. The third included Amy Coney Barrett, who is looking strong at the moment. However, just a few days ago, a fourth list was added to the mix. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz have already taken themselves off the list, even as Ted put forth a damned good case as to why a Supreme Court judge needs to be appointed now.
In the coming days and weeks, it is crap like this that we will have to deal with.
Let's put it this way. If Trump wins re-election, there won't be a need for the Supreme Court, because the rule of law in the United States will be dead. If Trump loses, there will be a need for the Supreme Court because the rule of law will still be in effect.— Steverino247 (@Steverino247) September 19, 2020
Love how Steverino believes the rule of law will go by the wayside if the vote doesn’t go the way he wants. Evidently there are quite a few people prepared to continue their four year tantrum into infinity should Biden lose.
While everyone speculates as to whom President Trump will nominate, he had this to say upon hearing the news of her passing.
The coming days and weeks won’t be pretty. But given the current state of affairs, we need to have a nominee soon.
VG Deanna suggested a damned good strategy: Trump should frame this as “Here is who I want. Let the process begin now. No vote until after the election.” Then go straight to the base. “This is who I am nominating. The vote won’t happen unless I am re-elected, because it will get blocked unless I’m re-elected. GOTV.”
I couldn’t agree more. Not only that, but given that Trump has come up with FOUR lists of potential nominees…where is Biden’s list? There are plenty of activist jurists out there right now. Just look at the judges in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
“A judge on Friday cleared the way for more absentee ballots to be counted in Michigan, saying envelopes postmarked by the eve of the Nov. 3 election are eligible, even if they show up days later.
The decision is significant in a state that is anticipating waves of absentee ballots this fall; about 2.3 million have already been requested. For absentee ballots to be counted, Michigan law requires them to be received by the time polls close on Election Day.”
They’d fit right in with the Democrat agenda! Meanwhile calls for riots are escalating, which makes the case for having a full Court even more imperative.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pretty amazing lady, that is for certain. However, her last wish is very concerning.
I'll add on RBG: If reports of her "last wish" are true, then she had a fundamental misunderstanding of her role. She didn't own her seat — merely had the privilege of filling it for many, many years — and had no business telling the political branches how it should be filled.— Carrie Lukas (@carrielukas) September 19, 2020
Mitch McConnell was right to throw down the gauntlet. Why? The Biden-Harris/Harris-Biden ticket for one.
“On an Instagram Live session with singer Lizzo moments before news of Ginsburg’s death broke, Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala D. Harris declared that she and her running mate, Joe Biden, “have a commitment that we will name to the United States Supreme Court a Black woman. We’ve never had a Black woman on the United States Supreme Court — you hear me?””
Yep. Check the boxes and forget about actual qualifications. That’s Kamala for you.
The Democrat left is threatening violence and riots if they don’t get their way and Kamala is demanding preferential treatment for a court nominee. Is it any wonder that Mitch has thrown down the gauntlet??
Feature Photo Credit: Original photo by Victory Girls Darleen Click