Looking forward to announcing my final decision on the United States Supreme Court Justice at 9:00pmE tomorrow night at the @WhiteHouse. An exceptional person will be chosen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2018
FoxNews.com reports that
Just one day before President Trump is set to announce his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy in a primetime address from the White House, a top Democratic senator suggested that stopping the nominee is more important than the upcoming midterm elections.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., acknowledged that so-called red-state Democrats may be tempted to vote for Trump’s selection out of political necessity, but urged his colleagues Sunday to consider more than their political careers.
“Beyond the procedure, beyond the gamesmanship, it is a life-and-death important decision to be made by this court on so many issues,” the Senate minority whip said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“The men and women that I work with on the Democratic side really take this seriously,” he added, after host Chuck Todd raised the possibility that Democrats could lose their bid to retake the Senate by opposing the nominee. “They understand it’s an historic decision. It’s about more than the next election. It’s about what future the United States of America is going to chart.”
Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham called the situation a veritable “nightmare” for Democrats hanging onto their vulnerable seats in states that largely support Trump.
Those Democrats — including West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp, and Indiana’s Joe Donnelly — must choose between alienating their constituents, or trying to halt a conservative nominee who may ultimately prove unstoppable anyway because of the GOP’s slim Senate majority.
Only 50 votes are needed to confirm a justice, because Senate Republicans eliminated the filibuster for Supreme Court justices last year — widely seen as a retaliation for Democrats’ decision to get rid of the filibuster to ensure that President Barack Obama’s nominees were seated on the D.C. Circuit.
Durbin charged that it was “totally inconsistent” for Republicans to press for a vote on Trump’s nominee after stalling the nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016. GOP Senate leaders refused to vote on Garland’s selection, saying it was inappropriate to consider a nomination during a presidential election year — a principle Durbin claimed must logically apply to midterm election cycles as well.
But Judiciary Committee member Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said Sunday he would still be willing to meet with Trump’s nominee, even as he echoed Durbin’s complaints about Garland’s treatment.
I could go into detail, as I have in numerous past posts, about how the Far Left Democratic Party has completely gone off the rails since the election and subsequent Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.
Of course, the fact that he has achieved great success in fulfilling his Campaign Promises since Inauguration Day has not helped the mental state of Democrats at all.
Hence, Durbin’s wish to commit political hari kari by fighting Trump’s Choice for the vacant Supreme Court Justice position, no matter whom the President nominates tonight.
Through my lifetime, I have watched the Democrats railroad three Republican President’s Nominations: Bork, Ginsburg, and Thomas. Thank God Thomas was able to make it through the Democrats’ Gauntlet, which included false charges of sexual harassment, to become a solid Conservative member of the SCOTUS.
Democrats know that Trump is going to nominate a Conservative for the position tonight.
After the success that Justice Gorsuch has already shown himself to be, why should Trump change his game plan to please the Democrats?
The answer is, of course, he shouldn’t.
So Durbin, Schumer, et al, have a choice: either be public servants and allow President Trump to pick his nominee without too much fuss, or, show your backsides to the voting public and give them another reason to kick your out-of touch egotistical as…errr…selves out of your phony baloney jobs. (I didn’t get a harrumph from that guy! – Mel Brooks, “Blazing Saddles”)
Which personally, gentle readers, will be fine with me.
I’m so tired of all of the negativity about every single thing that the duly elected 45th President of the United States does, that I could throw something at the TV and hit Shep Smith right between the eyes.
Between the Dems and the Never-Trumpers, it is amazing that the President has been so successful.
And, if he nominates the individual whom I think he will tonight, he will expose the hypocrisy of the before-mentioned Nattering Nabobs of Negativity so severely, it will result in months of side-splitting entertainment for those of us who support President Trump to look forward to.
As Garth said to Wayne when they put their street hockey goal back in place after a car came down their street,
Until He Comes,