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Politics Republicans can't face voters if they don't confirm Ginsburg's replacement

18:02  21 september  2020
18:02  21 september  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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Justice Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87 due to complications from metastatic pancreatic "We've got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg ' s replacement before the election, we're going to Republicans such as Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, who is facing a tough reelection fight

GOP facing nightmare Ginsburg replacement hearings with Kamala Harris grilling Trump nominee: Dem strategist. would be "hopping mad" over the Supreme Court issue — and would exact revenge on Republicans if they fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg ' s seat by expanding the size of the Supreme Court.

It says something about the effects of decades of politicization of the Supreme Court that the instant Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death became public, the bitter partisan debate over her replacement began.

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For me, the news broke just as I was sitting down to Rosh Hashanah dinner, and I was avoiding social media over the weekend due to the Jewish holiday. But having had time to reflect on the news, it struck me as pretty clear that Republicans will not be able to face voters in the future if they do not confirm Ginsburg’s replacement.

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Who could vote against the nominee? And what are their political motivations? Republicans have signaled that they ’ll move forward with a nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , despite their 2016 comments on not replacing a justice in a presidential election year.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg ' s legacy will be far reaching beyond a doubt. If Republicans maintain control of the Senate, they will continue their obstructionism and make it very difficult to pass I think Ruth Bader Ginsburg ' s legacy will be that of a heroic woman that battled against sexism, and in her last

To be clear, there are some sub-debates regarding the timing of any potential confirmation. Whether it has to happen before Election Day, whether it could happen if Republicans lose control of the presidency and the Senate and there is a lame duck session before they leave office in January, or whether they can use this as an opportunity to get re-elected and then confirm a replacement in the new year. There will be plenty of opportunities, in the months ahead, to debate those topics. But the bottom line is that I don’t see how the Republican Party can face their voters with a straight face if they have an opportunity to replace one of the most reliable liberals on the Supreme Court with a strong conservative, and instead they surrender and let the Left name the replacement.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can lose three Republicans if this vote is held before election day, because Vice President Mike Pence can cast a That, of course, was only the message if any members were considering calling for Republicans to hold off on confirming Ginsburg ' s successor.

“We’ve got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg ’ s replacement before the election If they moved at breakneck speed with no surprises, Republicans could , in theory, hold a vote by late the week of Oct. Republicans hope the issue will rally conservative voters who might otherwise not turn out

A few years ago, I argued that the Republican failure to repeal and replace Obamacare was the biggest broken promise in political history. If Republicans decline to replace Ginsburg, it would obliterate what's left of their brand.

For the past several decades, Republicans have run on appointing and confirming conservative Supreme Court justices who strictly follow the Constitution. That is especially true for the current president and Senate majority, neither of which would exist were it not for the issue of judicial appointments. The issue of judges was the only thing that got many reluctant Republicans to vote for President Trump in 2016, and the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh was a key to Republicans maintaining and expanding their Senate majority in 2018.

It’s difficult for me to see what Republicans could run on in any future election if they had the chance to confirm a conservative judge and secure a solid majority on the Court and instead allowed the seat to be filled by a liberal.

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Graham also vowed that the nominee to replace Ginsburg on the Supreme Court will be supported by all the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Graham said, “We’ve got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg ’ s replacement before the election. We’re going to move forward in the committee.

Republicans are demanding the right to nominate Ruth Bader Ginsburg ' s replacement before the election - so But that hasn’ t stopped the Democrats threatening to incinerate the current Supreme Court if they win back power - and expand it from nine Justices to 15 so they can pack it with liberals.

How can any Republican campaign with a straight face on the idea of appointing conservative judges? Of taking back the Supreme Court? How does any brand survive if it produces an outcome that’s the exact opposite of what it was supposed to do? If tens of millions of consumers purchased a brand of weed killer, and it turned out that product actually promoted the growth of weeds, it would be charged with fraud and soon out of business. Hard to see how Republicans survive if they allow this seat to go to a liberal.

There is no doubt that should Republicans push through a confirmation, it could radicalize centrist Democrats, just as the passage of Obamacare energized Republican voters and many conservatives were radicalized by the Kavanaugh confirmation fight.

But some Republicans are running scared because Democrats are threatening to pack the court with liberal judges should the GOP move ahead with this nomination. It would be embarrassing for Republicans to surrender to such threats. They should not avoid doing something ordinary -- having a Republican president appoint a Supreme Court justice that gets confirmed by a Republican Senate -- because Democrats are threatening to do something radical.

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After paying tribute to “fierce defender of democracy” Ruth Bader Ginsburg , Late Night host Seth Meyers went on to chastise President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans ’ efforts to try and fill the open U. S . Supreme Court Justice seat as soon as possible.

“Justice Ginsburg was confirmed in 42 days. Only three Senators voted against her. Judicial Crisis Network President Carrie Severino said in a statement on Monday that the Senate should stick to precedent and confirm the president’ s nominee

If Democrats want to have a fight over packing the Court, Republicans should be prepared to fight that battle. Let Joe Manchin -- and other Democrats representing red states -- explain to their constituents why they want to expand the Court to place two liberal justices on it.

Others are claiming that if Republicans confirm a nominee, the legitimacy of the Supreme Court will be in danger. But as far as I can tell, whenever people talk about the legitimacy of the Supreme Court being in danger, all it means is that there’s a risk of something happening that could benefit conservatives.

Did anybody talk about the legitimacy of the Court when Democrats blocked a perfectly qualified Robert Bork because they disagreed with him,? When the Joe Biden-led Judiciary Committee leaked news of a confidential FBI report in an effort to smear Clarence Thomas? When Democrats blocked Miguel Estrada to a lower court appointment because they we worried it would help Republicans electorally if they eventually got to appoint the first Hispanic Supreme Court nominee? When they nuked the filibuster to get more of President Obama’s nominees confirmed? When top Democrats promoted gang rape accusations against Brett Kavanaugh? No, instead, the media cheered all of this on, because nobody raises questions about legitimacy in response to Democratic escalations in the judicial battles.

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Democrats and the media are naturally acting as if the Senate’s refusal to hold hearings on Merrick Garland during the 2016 election is exactly the same as the current situation. But there’s a basic political reality: Republicans in 2016 controlled the Senate and thus had the power to block Garland. In 2020, they control the Senate and have the power to confirm Ginsburg’s appointment. If they don’t use that power, they should declare bankruptcy as a party.

Tags: Beltway Confidential, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2020 Elections, Supreme Court

Original Author: Philip Klein

Original Location: Republicans can't face voters if they don't confirm Ginsburg's replacement

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