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?

United Kingdom vehicle sales at record high in 2016
However the SMMT is predicting sales could fall as much as 5pc this year as demand for new cars drops from its peak. The growth is due to a "very strong" consumer confidence with low interest deals and the launch of many new models.

"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".

Horry Scale: Jimmy Butler's jumper lifts Bulls past Nets
There is also no set timetable for when the Nets will be in position to win back-to-back games again this season. He was also sensational down the stretch when the Bulls climbed out of a 97-90 hole in the last three minutes.

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.

Massive sand trucks added to NYC's New Year's Eve security plans
Wishes fall from the sky In a tradition started a year ago , "wish-fetti" will be released when the ball drops. Leading up the broadcast will be the CNN program "All the Best, All the Worst 2016" which will air at 7 p.m.

Related Articles:





Popular Pages

Qualcomm is fined $865 million by South Korean antitrust regulator
The findings closed out an investigation that began in 2014 and included intervention from Apple, Huawei, Intel and MediaTek. The fine violates the terms of a free-trade agreement between South Korea and the United States, Qualcomm said.

Rex Ryan Never Backed Up His Own Expectations in Buffalo
The news of Ryan's departure comes in the wake of weeks of speculation that he was on the proverbial hot seat in Buffalo. The team announced in a subsequent tweet that Rex's twin brother, assistant head coach Rob Ryan , has also been let go.

MNF: Cowboys vs Lions Game Thread
It looks like not many experts believe the Lions will get the win tonight, however, that is exactly the way Detroit likes it. During his 5,000-yard season of 2011, Stafford beat the Cowboys in his first game back in his hometown as a pro.

JonBenet Ramsey's brother files $750 million defamation lawsuit
The lawsuit requests compensatory damages in the amount of $250 million, and punitive damages in the amount of $500 million. He filed the lawsuit in a MI court two days after the 20 anniversary of his sister death.

Texas couple sues Apple because FaceTime is a distraction to drivers
The 4Runner then hit the Camry again, with the SUV driving up and over the length of the driver's side of the vehicle . In the meantime, however, the Modisettes have filed suit against Apple in a California state court.

Blizzard, ice cripple Great Plains, leaving thousands without electricity (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Highway 83 between Bismarck and Minot was also closed by the North Dakota Transportation Department as of Sunday night, as U.S. Travel in the northern parts of the Red River Valley were expected to be unsafe if not impossible by late Sunday afternoon.

Amazon patent hints at floating warehouses in the sky
When customers place orders from their phone, a drone would grab their product from the AFC and fly it down to customers below. The patent was filed in 2014 but recently discovered by Zoe Leavitt of CB Insights , which analyzes trends.

Vikings players share hilarious messages while stranded on team's private jet
There were reportedly no injuries as a result of the incident, but getting the team off the plane remains a work in progress. Paul Allen, the Vikings' radio voice who travels with the team, kept up a amusing commentary going on his Twitter feed.

Saban dumps Kiffin for title game vs. Clemson
In his previous analyst's position - as an adjunct to the staff - Sarkisian was not allowed to participate in practices and games. Kiffin said he has a great relationship with Saban and believes that he would have returned in 2017 had he not taken the FAU job.

Premier League Football - 3 January 2017
Jack enjoyed a loan spell at Bolton earlier in his career in a bid to up his physicality in the Premier League. The match starts at 20:45 on 3 January 2017.