Trump will be naming the successor to Ginsberg soon…..and as usual the Dems are starting their predictable whining and bitching…..they will pull out all their stops to sway the Repubs to not vote until they have all their ducks in a row.
The pre-October surprise death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg worsened the divisive political nightmare of a nation struggling to cope with successive disasters while under minority rule by a president who can’t govern.
Her body wasn’t even cold before heartless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that his followers will vote on her replacement, violating a self-imposed 2016 rule that prohibited confirming a court nominee before a presidential election. He set the stage for an all-out battle between his Republicans and Democrats.
All their (Dems) whining will be a moot point if they cannot find a couple of GOP Senators to get aboard with the Dems….the one I am thinking is Mitt and he has crapped on that idea…..
Democrats’ chances of stopping the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee before Election Day all but disappeared on Tuesday with an announcement from Mitt Romney. The Utah Republican says he supports moving forward with President Trump’s soon-to-be-announced nominee, reports Axios. Romney was seen as a possible “no” vote for Democrats, as was Colorado’s Cory Gardner. Both have since fallen in line with Senate Republicans. While two GOP senators say they don’t support confirmation until after Nov. 3—Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins—that’s not enough to stop the process that Mitch McConnell has vowed will take place.
“The historical precedent of election year nominations is that the Senate generally does not confirm an opposing party’s nominee but does confirm a nominee of its own,” Romney said in his statement. “I intend to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the president’s nominee. If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications.” President Trump tweeted Tuesday that he’ll announce his choice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday.
But yet I keep getting emails on how we can stop this nomination going forward until after the election….it is do-do!
Judges are confirmed by the Senate……and the Senate is owned by the GOP….ergo Trump’s nomination will go forward with a little bitching from the Dems so they can get some airtime in the news cycle.
But let’s say that the Dems got a couple of Repubs to get on their ship and the split was 50-50….that would mean that the decision would be made by the Vice President……and Pence is a Trump toadies…ergo…his nomination will win the day.
In short there is no “legal” to stop the nominee from winning confirmation.
Dems need to buck up….there is nothing they can do to prevent the conserv judge from taking her seat on the highest court in the US.
All this political theater is more a circus than a passion play.
Please stop you guys are looking more and more pathetic.
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”