Chuck Schumer made an announcement that will come back to bite him
As soon as Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, left-wing activists lost their minds.
Kennedy’s retirement represents a golden opportunity for President Trump to shape the court in favor of conservatives for decades.
But Chuck Schumer made an announcement and it could come back to bite him.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is wasting no time attempting to derail President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination.
Schumer said the Senate shouldn’t even bother to consider a Trump nomination this year.
Fox News Insider reports:
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned President Trump and Republicans against nominating a Supreme Court justice to replace Anthony Kennedy prior to the 2018 election, and demanded they reject any nominee who would seek to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“[R]eproductive rights for women and countless other protections for middle-class Americans are at stake,” Schumer said.
He demanded that the Senate’s top Republican, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, abide by the so-called Biden Rule when deciding to commence proceedings to confirm a Supreme Court pick.
Senator Chuck Schumer is upset that he did not get his way in the final hours of the Obama Presidency to confirm Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.
Republicans decided to block Garland’s confirmation during the 2016 election, so that Obama could not place a radically pro-abortion progressive on the court in the final months of his administration.
It resulted in constitutional Justice Neil Gorsuch being appointed to the bench shortly after President Trump’s swearing in.
Now, Chuck Schumer is attempting to prevent President Trump from confirming a new judge before the 2018 midterm election.
Schumer is missing the big difference between the 2016 and 2018 election.
Republicans chose to hold up Garland’s confirmation during a Presidential election so the voters and a new administration could choose who to place on the court.
This is a Congressional election year, not Presidential.
Chuck Schumer has no ground to stand on.
And his so-called “blue wave” is turning into little more than a trickle. Voters will surely punish Democrats for obstructing any qualified nominee.