Politics Senate Republicans Approve Trump Court Nominee Sight Unseen

21:16  22 september  2020
21:16  22 september  2020 Source:   nymag.com

McConnell vows quick vote on next justice; Biden says wait

  McConnell vows quick vote on next justice; Biden says wait WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election cast an immediate spotlight on the crucial high court vacancy, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly vowing to bring to a vote whoever President Donald Trump nominates. Democratic nominee Joe Biden vigorously disagreed, declaring that "voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice to consider.” require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); McConnell, who sets the calendar in the U.S.

While the Senate has approved other nominees to the court in election years, none has been confirmed so President Trump ’s expected announcement of a Supreme Court nominee will reshape the presidential campaign, and Republican senators have lined up to back him on the court fight.

Trump said he will announce his nomination for the next Supreme Court justice on Saturday. Trump is considering several candidates to replace the late Justice Romney's announcement makes it much more likely that Trump 's nominee will get a vote in the Senate . Republicans can afford only three

Last night, less than three days after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s sudden death, a gleeful Lindsey Graham announced that Republican senators had the votes to replace her. “We’ve got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg’s replacement before the election,” he said on Fox News. “We’re going to move forward in the committee, we’re going to report the nomination out of the committee to the floor of the United States Senate so we can vote before the election.”

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Senator Mitt Romney said he would support moving forward with Trump ’s supreme court nominee . Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer appears to be declaring all-out war against majority leader Mitch McConnell, as Republicans move steadily toward confirming Trump ’s supreme court nominee .

The Republican senator Mitt Romney, who has clashed with Trump and is seen by Democrats as a potential holdout, avoided questions about the Mitch McConnell, the Republican US Senate majority leader, says Donald Trump 's supreme court nominee would see a vote 'this year' as he clashes with

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Ten years ago, when the House of Representatives passed the Affordable Care Act, the main Republican point of contention was that the process had moved too fast. Every Republican talking point attacking the bill denounced the method of its passage as having been “rammed through” or “jammed down our throats” at “lightning speed.” (The law was, in fact, crafted over the span of nearly a year and entailed dozens of hours of public testimony.)

A secondary point of outrage was that, even though 60 senators had passed it, the Senate used a 50-vote reconciliation bill to smooth out differences between the two bills. The notion that such a large social change would be implemented without minority party buy-in added to the indignation.

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Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who is on Trump 's list of potential Supreme Court nominees announced on Sept. Trump is expected to swing the bench further to the right with a new appointee. While Republicans in the Senate changed the rules so that the confirmation of a Supreme Court

Supreme Court nominees used to need 60 votes in the Senate to be approved . This enabled Senate Republicans to push through confirmation of Mr Trump 's nominee Neil Gorsuch. Lindsey Graham, the powerful Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, said on Monday he

Here, the upper chamber has decided to approve President Trump’s nominee for a lifetime appointment on a court that — unlike courts in many other countries — has supreme power of judicial review. Unlike a health-care law, which can be repealed if people don’t like it, it is impossible to recall a confirmed Supreme Court justice barring a constitutional amendment. The Senate has held zero hearings to assess the nominee’s fitness, independence, or viewpoint.

Most comically, they have rounded up the votes without even knowing the justice’s identity. If you remember the Obamacare debate, Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it — away from the fog of the controversy.” Pelosi was actually trying to say that Republican distortions had made it impossible for Americans to understand what the law actually did, and once they saw it in action, they would approve of it. (She was right about that.) They distorted the quote, always excising the last clause, to imply she was trying to smuggle details into law before Congress could learn what the law did.

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Senators approved two Trump nominees , Patrick Bumatay and Lawrence VanDyke, for seats on Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. And last week, as House Democrats voted to impeach Trump , Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed 13 district court judges through the Senate .

Donors, dollars and difficult Senate races mean Republicans could have just one shot to ensure a conservative majority on the high court for decades onald Trump and Mitch McConnell are moving ahead full-throttle with their intention to put a sixth conservatice just on the Supreme Court before

But here, Republican senators have done exactly that! They have secured 50 votes to confirm a justice-to-be-named-later to a lifetime appointment — one that, along with four like-minded colleagues, confers power to strike down any law she wishes for any reason she claims. They’re confirming the justice and then finding out who she is.

In a sense this is all so obvious it hardly bears stating. Of course the process complaints against Obamacare were disingenuous. If the Trump era has proven anything, it’s that every single complaint about behavior norms or process that Republicans threw at Barack Obama was disingenuous. He’s rushing bills into law too quickly! He’s arrogant! He’s using executive power! Cozying up with dictators! Disparaging American exceptionalism! Crony capitalism! Using a personal email address! Etc., etc.

If Democrats win control of government, Republicans will be back to complaining about process again. In particular, they will demand everything be done slowly and deliberately, and there will not be a process slow and deliberate enough to satisfy them. But if the confirmation of the as-yet-unnamed third Trump Supreme Court justice demonstrates anything at all, it’s how utterly disingenuous those claims about rushing through big changes without debate or bipartisan support really are.

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