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Old 10-09-2018, 06:58 AM  
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McConnell Open to the Possibility of Filling Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020


BY: Andrew Kugle
October 7, 2018 12:23 pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said on Sunday that he was open to the possibility of filling a vacancy in the Supreme Court in 2020.

"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace asked McConnell about his decision to block former President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland because it was a presidential election year, specifically asking if he would do the same thing if a vacancy opened on the high court in 2020.

"When you blocked Merrick Garland's nomination from President Obama, you basically said that we don't do this in a presidential election year and that we wait until the election and then whoever the people choose, they get to pick the Supreme Court nominee. But what you just said now, is it's a question of whether or not the party in control of the Senate is different than the president. The question I guess I'm getting to is, if Donald Trump were to name somebody in the final year of his first term in 2020, are you saying that you would go ahead with that nomination?" Wallace asked.

"I understand your question. And what I told you is what the history of the Senate has been. You have to go back to 1880 to find the last time a vacancy created in a presidential election year on the Supreme Court was confirmed by a Senate of a different party than the president," McConnell responded.


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Old 10-09-2018, 07:02 AM   #2
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He was asked this several times over the weekend, and it was just as stupid a comparison as the first time they asked it
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:37 AM   #4
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:34 AM   #5
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:58 AM   #9
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I've said on here before, I didn't agree with McConnell's decision to use the Biden rule, but what's done is done. But this is very simple for the Dems to solve..... take back the Senate in 2018. If McConnell is not the majority leader in 2020, he won't be calling any votes, will he?
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:17 PM   #10
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I've said on here before, I didn't agree with McConnell's decision to use the Biden rule, but what's done is done. But this is very simple for the Dems to solve..... take back the Senate in 2018. If McConnell is not the majority leader in 2020, he won't be calling any votes, will he?
Extremely unlikely given the map.
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:34 PM   #11
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I've said on here before, I didn't agree with McConnell's decision to use the Biden rule, but what's done is done.
Why on earth would you say that?
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:00 AM   #12
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Why on earth would you say that?
I think I have explained it before (maybe it wasn't here on CP). I always expect the R's to take the high road. I know that's an unreasonable expectation in today's political environment, but it is what I expect. I hold Republicans to a higher standard. Probably unfair of me, but it's where I stand.
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I think I have explained it before (maybe it wasn't here on CP). I always expect the R's to take the high road. I know that's an unreasonable expectation in today's political environment, but it is what I expect. I hold Republicans to a higher standard. Probably unfair of me, but it's where I stand.
Taking the high road puts you at risk of sniper fire, perhaps it's better to flank the enemy in the woods, chase them down in the place(s) they live and hide, then beat their emotions until their emotions are a proverbial bloody pulp.

**** being PC, they want to "kick" us, they're leadership has said it, I say we "kick" first (because they said it).

Oh, and they're counting on us taking the high road, they plan to use it against us. Don't help them..
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I think I have explained it before (maybe it wasn't here on CP). I always expect the R's to take the high road. I know that's an unreasonable expectation in today's political environment, but it is what I expect. I hold Republicans to a higher standard. Probably unfair of me, but it's where I stand.
What’s high about that road? Do they have to confirm whoever the President sends them to be on the high road too? What schedule does this high road require? What other Senate business must be delayed or abandoned in order to to stay on this high road? Why should the POTUS have this kind of control over a separate and equal branch of government?
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Why should the POTUS have this kind of control over a separate and equal branch of government?
You should take that question up with the founding fathers, since they're the ones who wrote the Constitution.
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