Skip to comments.Grassley: Judiciary Panel Won’t Consider Supreme Court Nominee for 2020 Vacancy
Posted on 10/09/2018 5:42:33 PM PDT by SMGFan
Declaration could put Iowa Republican at odds with Mitch McConnell
Revealing a potentially contentious Republican chasm, Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley told Fox News on Tuesday night that if he still leads the committee in 2020 and a Supreme Court seat becomes vacant, the panel would not consider a nominee.
That could put the Iowa Republican at odds with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
McConnell signaled last week that he could reverse himself and consider what would be a third high court nominee for President Donald Trump should a vacancy arise in 2020. The Kentucky Republican famously blocked President Barack Obamas election-year nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016.
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Will Grassley be in charge then?
Senator Graham said the next thing.
Mitch McConnell had a different take based on Senate History.
What is that supposed to mean? If there is a vacancy, a replacement is considered. Does not matter what year. Does not matter who. It needs to be taken care of. Someone please translate.
Why did he say this? Hes sick of winning.
They are assuming that the Dems will win the Senate. Good going with the morale booster, Grassley.
Are we not supposed to genuflect to these rinos anymore? That didn’t last long.
I’m so confused on who are heroes should be.../s
The Stupid Party strikes again!
Well, there could be a vacancy in 2019.
Clarence Thomas could very well be the next to retire this year if that is the case. And RBG could also be soon. Possibly 2 more appointments by the end of 2019. I can live with that!
He’s trying to be “fair” to the dems since the repubs did this in 2016. No matter if trump wins 2010.
Still, a stupid card to throw on the table now.
Boot Grassley, now.
He needs to kindly step aside.
I heard him say this also HOWEVER if we have the majority then he better DAMNED WELL put the nominee through!!!!
The story is wrong. Turtle said when the party majority in the Senate is DIFFERENT than that in the white house, is when you don’t consider a supreme court nominee. Been that way for decades.
Grassley is 85 fecking years old! What makes him think he’ll make it to 2020?
Term Limits for EVERYONE! Gawd, I’m so TIRED of these dopes ‘running’ the country! He’s been in since 1980!
1980! That’s 38-fecking YEARS of sucking off of Mother Government’s teat, for those of you lurking here from Rio Linda! *SNORT*
Seriously. WHY are all of these Crypt Keepers in charge of us? Yeesh!
Senile old fool.
He just told Ginsberg she can retire on 1/1/2020 and that no one will be nominated until after the election of Nov. 2020. What a terrible mistake.
He couldn’t even read his prepared statements, during the hearings.
It was embarrassing.
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