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vailpass 04-19-2017 10:00 AM

Grassley: Another Supreme Court vacancy likely this summer
 
The Dem's may realize they should have confirmed Gorsuch. Mitch McConnell will go down in history as a mastermind.

Sen. Chuck Grassley is predicting that President Trump will get to nominate a second justice to the Supreme Court as early as this summer.

The Iowa Republican, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that there is a "rumored" upcoming retirement but declined to say which justice he expects to step down.

"I would expect a resignation this summer," Grassley said during Q-and-A, according to the Muscatine Journal.

Grassley added that Trump's next Supreme Court nominee would likely come off a list of roughly two dozen names he announced before taking over the White House.

Trump could be able to make multiple nominations, allowing him to shape the direction of the court for decades. As chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Grassley would be responsible for shepherding the nomination through the Senate.

Two justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony Kennedy, are in their 80s, and Justice Stephen Breyer is 78.

The administration, according to The New York Times, is already looking at potential successors if Kennedy, the court's perennial swing vote, were to retire.

Grassley isn't the first Republican to signal that he thinks a second justice will retire in the new future.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is also on the Judiciary Committee, has repeatedly predicted that he thinks Trump will get to make another nomination as soon as this summer.

"I think we're likely to see another vacancy potentially as soon as this summer. I think we'll see another vacancy either this summer or next summer," Cruz told the Chris Saucedo Show last week.

Grassley's comments come after Republicans changed the rules so they could confirm Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, to fill the vacancy created by Antonin Scalia's death.

The rule change allows future Supreme Court nominees to clear the Senate with only a simple majority.

Though Democrats will still be able to drag out a nomination by filibustering, Republicans will only need 51—instead of 60 votes—to break the stonewalling.

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-actio...ly-this-summer

Eleazar 04-19-2017 10:04 AM

Replacing Kennedy with another like Gorsuch would be LMAO 'Elections have consequences'

Good thing they are putting up those jumper nets up on the golden gate.

vailpass 04-19-2017 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Cochise (Post 12830635)
Replacing Kennedy with another like Gorsuch would be LMAO 'Elections have consequences'

Good thing they are putting up those jumper nets up on the golden gate.

:D Dem's played it all wrong. They caved to their irrational base instead of acting the adults and doing what was best for their children even though they didn't like it.

Now they pay.

Iowanian 04-19-2017 10:16 AM

IF you're looking down the barrel of 8 years of Trump and you're 80....you might as well retire, you're not going to outlast him...before Pence takes over.

Might as well hit the beach now.

HonestChieffan 04-19-2017 10:39 AM

Should call it the Clinton Court if ole Grasser is right

Prison Bitch 04-19-2017 10:49 AM

Hard to believe the GOPe tried so hard to destroy our ability to control this process



What assholes. What buffoons. Who would ever listen to those shitstains again?

notorious 04-19-2017 12:42 PM

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Cave Johnson 04-19-2017 01:20 PM

I bet Justice Long Dong Silver wants to retire and spend more time placing pubes on Coke cans.

vailpass 04-19-2017 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Cave Johnson (Post 12830873)
I bet Justice Long Dong Silver wants to retire and spend more time placing pubes on Coke cans.

Keep your dance card open and your dreams alive Cave.

Pennywise 04-19-2017 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by vailpass (Post 12830892)
Keep your dance card open and your dreams alive Cave.

And your bedsheets bloody.

Munson 04-19-2017 01:43 PM

Please let it be Ginsburg. The liberal meltdown would be almost as epic as it was on election night.

vailpass 04-19-2017 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Munson (Post 12830906)
Please let it be Ginsburg. The liberal meltdown would be almost as epic as it was on election night.

I'd rather Ginsburg stay another 100 years and Sotomayor choke on a chicken wing tomorrow.

Garcia Bronco 04-19-2017 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by vailpass (Post 12830647)
:D Dem's played it all wrong. They caved to their irrational base instead of acting the adults and doing what was best for their children even though they didn't like it.

Now they pay.

this democrat-republican b******* saw senator Michael Bennett vote no on a judge from his own state.

IowaHawkeyeChief 04-19-2017 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cave Johnson (Post 12830873)
I bet Justice Long Dong Silver wants to retire and spend more time placing pubes on Coke cans.

Cavepost

DJ's left nut 04-19-2017 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by vailpass (Post 12830932)
I'd rather Ginsburg stay another 100 years and Sotomayor choke on a chicken wing tomorrow.

Seconded.


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