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Trump isn’t likely to shrink from Supreme Court fight in election year

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New York Post

By Michael Goodwin

September 18, 2020 | 10:29pm

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If you thought the presidential election was already too hot and too nasty, brace yourself. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

The mourning for Ruth Bader Ginsburg had barely started when the first political shots were fired. At 7:51 pm, about 15 minutes after news broke of her death, Sen. Chuck Schumer tweeted his demand that “this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

So much for rest in peace.

There’s no surprise in Schumer’s position or his desire to get out in front of the issue, but neither carries much weight. The decision about whether to try to fill the court’s vacancy is up to Republicans.

The first key question is whether President Trump will want to nominate someone so close to the election, possibly setting the stage for the Court to be the deciding factor in whether he gets four more years. My guess is the answer is yes because he recently released a list of people he would consider for the next vacancy.

Besides, it’s not like Trump to shrink from a fight. This one would be an all-out war, so emotional and polarizing it would make his impeachment look like a skirmish.

But it will also be a hugely important fight and one worth having. No president is elected to avoid big issues because they are controversial and Trump especially was chosen to shake and rattle Washington.

Because this moment has all the ingredients for a decisive battle, I would be shocked — and disappointed — if Trump declines the opportunity to nominate a potential third justice during his term.

Any questions about where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stands were quickly answered. He has said repeatedly that he would confirm a new justice in a presidential election year as long as the president and the Senate majority were of the same party, and he reiterated that stance Friday night. A Trump nominee, he vowed, “will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”

McConnell is clearly ready to put all his chips on the table because he, too, is up for re-election.

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grimreefer

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Skipjack
4 hours ago, Howsithangin said:

Nor should he.  The democrats have turned politics into blood sport.  It's about time we realize that and play accordingly

Well said. I'm light years beyond caring if a Trump appointment has a whiff of hypocrisy. There are bigger issues at stake here. 

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Kilmerfan

Good

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Italian Biker

Yes, the screams of McConnell being a hypocrite are in full force everywhere, and yes, it's true 100%.  But I look at it like this, after the circus and bastardization of the nomination process the democrats perpetrated with the Kavanaugh nomination, this hypocrisy is justified.  A democrat cannot be allowed to nominate a justice right now especially with their plans to steal the election as it is.  Let alone Biden already said he was looking at "African American" women for the job.  That in itself is racist.  As far as getting someone nominated, Romney will vote against who ever the person is because he's a spoiled manchild.  Murkowski is up in the air and could go either way, but is prone to allowing herself to be bullied against her values.   It will be a very close vote.  

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Junto

Breaking News: "Christine Blasey Ford has just announced that she will be accusing the new Supreme Court nominee of rape."

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Severian
3 hours ago, Italian Biker said:

Murkowski is up in the air and could go either way, but is prone to allowing herself to be bullied against her values. 

She has values?

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