Skip to comments.McConnell ready for another Supreme Court vacancy
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.
Well 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 Obamas 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.
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Don’t forget Type I Diabetic Sotomayor.
Aren’t we all.
"RBG...no way she'll make it another 4 years...vote Trump!"
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.
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.
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.
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..
3 more Trump appointees would be absolutel bliss.
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.
Word & rumor is that Thomas is out next summer.
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...
This means you, Ruth. One way . . . . or another . . . .
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.
I have heard that rumor for a couple years that Justice Thomas is really thinking about getting out and just enjoying life I wouldnt 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 wouldnt recognize him.
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.
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