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McConnell ready for another Supreme Court vacancy
Washington Examiner ^ | 10/08/18

Posted on 10/08/2018 1:52:20 PM PDT by Liberty7732

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is signaling that he is ready and prepared to move another Supreme Court nominee from President Trump through Senate confirmation – including during the the 2020 presidential election season, if another seat were to become available then.

“We’ll see if there is a vacancy in 2020,” McConnell said in an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation."

McConnell famously blocked a Senate vote on former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nomination Merrick Garland two years ago, on the grounds that it was a presidential election year.

When asked Sunday whether moving a Trump nominee in 2020 would break the precedent he himself set in 2016, McConnell argued that a Senate case in 1880 justified blocking a nominee in the specific situation in which the Senate is controlled by the party opposing the president.

Trump has boasted that he may have the opportunity to nominate several more justices. Court-watchers are closely tuned in, in particular, to the health of liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is 85 years old. The second oldest justice, Stephen Breyer, also generally sides with liberals on the court.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: abortion; brettkavanaugh; facethenation; kentucky; maga; mcconnell; merrickgarland; mitchmcconnell; scotus; supremecourt
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1 posted on 10/08/2018 1:52:20 PM PDT by Liberty7732
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To: Liberty7732

Batter up!


2 posted on 10/08/2018 1:54:24 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Liberty7732

Don’t forget Type I Diabetic Sotomayor.


3 posted on 10/08/2018 1:54:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Liberty7732

Aren’t we all.


4 posted on 10/08/2018 1:55:36 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Every time a lefty cries "racism", a Trump voter gets his wings.)
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To: Liberty7732
RBG is going to try to hold on. The funny thing is that IF she doesn't Trump has a great campaign slogan for 2020:

"RBG...no way she'll make it another 4 years...vote Trump!"

5 posted on 10/08/2018 1:57:55 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Liberty7732

6 posted on 10/08/2018 1:58:51 PM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: Liberty7732

Republicans should do a little nosing around to see if suspicious activity occurred last summer, prior to Kavanaugh’s nomination, concerning other short list prospects. At a minimum, old friends, classmates, former employers and coworkers, etc. could be quietly asked if anyone has been prowling around with unusual questions.


7 posted on 10/08/2018 1:58:53 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: Liberty7732

I think Thomas may hang it up before Ginsburg expires. Might as well solidify the youth of the good side while we have the opportunity.


8 posted on 10/08/2018 1:59:28 PM PDT by MountainWalker
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To: DouglasKC

I see her in a care facility 12 years from now, squeezing a button to vote yea and another to vote any and the soros foundation paying for her care.


9 posted on 10/08/2018 1:59:41 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Use Comey's Report; Indict Hillary now. --- Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)
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To: DouglasKC

One of these overweight bloated old hags from Ginsberg, Kagan and the Wide latina Sotomayor will kick the bucket soon...

I know Amy Barrett is expecting far worse than what happened to kavanaugh..


10 posted on 10/08/2018 2:00:00 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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To: Liberty7732

3 more Trump appointees would be absolutel bliss.


11 posted on 10/08/2018 2:00:05 PM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death)
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To: Liberty7732

McConnell can say that the Garland nomination was held up because it happened less than a year before Obama HAD TO leave office. 2020 will not be the same — Trump could serve another term.


12 posted on 10/08/2018 2:00:24 PM PDT by trublu
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To: Liberty7732

Word & rumor is that Thomas is out next summer.


13 posted on 10/08/2018 2:00:31 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Liberty7732

Somewhat off topic (but related) - are conservatives making progress on some of the lower courts as well?

Hope so. Don’t always want to wait for the Supremes to settle an issue.

I wonder if Judge Kavanaugh has a mind to straighten out Kagen and Sotomayer? Tough nut to crack I know, but...


14 posted on 10/08/2018 2:00:45 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
#3: "Don’t forget Type I Diabetic Sotomayor."


15 posted on 10/08/2018 2:00:49 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies!)
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To: Liberty7732

This means you, Ruth. One way . . . . or another . . . .

16 posted on 10/08/2018 2:01:29 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: Liberty7732

Prophetic. Trump is been prophesied to pick FIVE Supreme Justices.

God is taking a hand with America and the world, not condemn, but to save in these last days leading up to the most horrific seven years ever seen or imaged.


17 posted on 10/08/2018 2:01:46 PM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: Liberty7732
Does anyone really think she can make it more than a year or two?

RBG

18 posted on 10/08/2018 2:02:33 PM PDT by KevinB (If I'm ever arrested, I'm switching parties.)
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To: LongWayHome

I have heard that rumor for a couple years that Justice Thomas is really thinking about getting out and just enjoying life… I wouldn’t be surprised.

He is apparently looking forward to driving his motorhome around the country… Granted, he should be concerned about his safety, except that the people who want to do him harm wouldn’t recognize him.


19 posted on 10/08/2018 2:02:58 PM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: Liberty7732

1. No, he ABSOLUTELY DID NOT set a precedent, it’s called the Biden rule for a reason, Joe Biden set this precedent.
2. Regarding breaking it. Sure go ahead, any chair in a bar fight.


20 posted on 10/08/2018 2:03:31 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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