Schumer promises a fight on a Trump Supreme Court pick….

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To confirm a Supreme Court pick?

Donald Trump and Republicans will need 60 US Senator’s to vote ‘Aye’……

So they will need EIGHT Democratic votes…..

The newly minted Senate minority leader took a hard line on Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-named pick to replace deceased Jusice Antonin Scalia, threatening to leave the empty ninth seat open indefinitely unless Trump nominates someone who could get broad support in the Senate — a scenario Schumer acknowledged is “hard for me to imagine.”

Though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s risky gambit to halt the confirmation process for Merrick Garland may have paid off, Schumer warned that Republicans will face payback for their year-long blockade of President Barack Obama’s nominee in due time.

“The consequences are gonna be down the road,” Schumer, a New York Democrat, said during an MSNBC interview Tuesday night. “We are not going to settle on a Supreme Court nominee. If they don’t appoint someone who’s really good, we’re gonna oppose him tooth and nail.”

When asked by host Rachel Maddow whether he would do his best to keep the Scalia vacancy open, Schumer responded without hesitation: “Absolutely.”

Though Senate Democrats acted unilaterally in 2013 to change confirmation rules for nearly all presidential nominations, they left the current 60-vote filibuster threshold for Supreme Court nominees intact. Republicans now control just 52 votes….


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3 thoughts on “Schumer promises a fight on a Trump Supreme Court pick….”

  1. I agree – You can’t have a different set of rules for when the nominee is a Democrat vs. a Republican, or the GOP will exploit those rules. The GOP didn’t allow a vote on a Supreme Court Democratic nominee who was a moderate and at retirement age. As far as I am concerned, Donald Trump doesn’t have the right to appoint this nominee unless she/he is acceptable to the Democrats.

  2. I agree with Scott.

    I’ve said many times that a presidential appointee deserves an up or down vote but the Garland debacle was the WORST I’ve seen.

    The Extremist Republican Party refused to even hold hearings.

  3. On principle I think Court nominees deserve an up or down vote, but after what Republicans did to Merrick Garland I’m ready to say fuck em!

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