Schumer: Trump better pick a mainstream Supreme Court nominee, or else

Tracy FergusonJan 07, 2017

Trump and congressional Republicans are on track to make a repeal measure law during his first 100 days, with some House GOP members saying the plan is to get a measure to the new president's desk in February. Of the Republicans, she said, "to repeal without replacing it is just an act of cowardice". The so-called Biden Rule-which McConnell originally cited to obstruct Obama's nominee-is highly debatable.

Apparently there's a new standard now, which is to not confirm a Supreme Court nominee at all. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), who has said that the Republicans' decision to deny hearings to nominee Merrick Garland should color how Democrats respond to Trump nominees, said he hoped that Trump would renominate Garland. There's a qualitative difference between holding up assorted judicial nominees and imposing an 11-month blockade against a compromise Supreme Court nominee because Republicans hold President Obama in contempt. If you recall the Biden rule-in 1992 was the Senate would not confirm the Supreme Court nominee in the middle of an election year, which was my view last year.

"The bottom line is, the President-elect ran as a change agent", he said. After all, shouldn't they have said in March that "the American people simply will not tolerate" Republicans refusing to even give Obama nominee Merrick Garland a confirmation hearing with almost a year left in the president's term?

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"On Jan 20th we won't be in reality TV - we'll be in reality". But nonetheless, isn't this exactly how Democrats should have behaved early past year?

If the Senate Majority Leader expects Democrats to pick up a broom and clean this mess up, he's likely to be disappointed. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said, "These reports that Congressman Price traded hundreds of thousands of dollars in health-related stock while, as a senior member of Congress, advocating for legislation that impacted those very companies" stock prices should shock and appall every American.

When asked about whether this would apply to any nominee, Schumer replied, "It's hard for me to imagine a nominee that Donald Trump would choose that would get Republican support that [Democrats] could support".

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Would the American people have tolerated that? As Democrats like to point out, and as Sanders reiterated on Wednesday, Trump was adamant during the presidential campaign that neither Medicare nor Social Security was on the table for cuts. If they did, then a future Democrat president wanting to put radicals on the bench couldn't be stopped.

The latest Trump broadside on one of his foes came via the same platform many others have: Twitter. Under those circumstances, Republicans have no reason to refrain from completing Reid's work and eliminating the filibuster on Supreme Court nominations as well.

McConnell said national security posts, including the secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security and the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, were a top priority and he hoped the nominees would be in place on day one of Trump's presidency.

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