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The judicial crisis Network policy director Carrie Severino breaks down the decisions on hot-button topics.
Democrats are furious after Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said, that the Republicans acknowledge, would be a new Supreme Court in the year 2020, if given the chance, despite a refusal to do so, as Barack Obama is President during the last presidential elections.
McConnell made the comments during a speech in his home state Tuesday afternoon. Asked what would do the Republicans, when there is a vacancy on the court in the year 2020, he replied, “Uh, we’d fill in.” To demand in 2016, McConnell and his fellow Republicans decided not to vote on Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland, that the next President should make a decision.
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As a result, President Trump later had a successful, conservative Neil from gorsuch nominated to replace the late justice Antonin Scalia. Garland is far more than a centrist.
Democratic presidential candidates quickly took the opportunity to accuse McConnell of hypocrisy.
“We knew all the time how hypocritical the @senatemajldr,” said the democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro. “But his shamlessness to steal a Supreme court seat is appalling.”
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee also in mixed, claimed McConnell’s remark, the proof that he is “not a man on the verge of an Epiphany for working with Democrats.”was
Other high-profile Democrats, with recordings of McConnell as well. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, called him a “hypocrite” in a Twitter thread, and said, “anyone who believes that he would ever allow confirmation of The President’s nominee for SCOTUS is deluding themselves.”
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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY, said McConnell had admitted that the GOP “stole Supreme Court seat by President Obama,” if you keep reffused to a hearing for the garland.
But McConnell’s communications director, pushed back against the criticism, to explain why McConnell, the position is different now than it was in the year 2016. He argued that, while in the year 2020, the White house and the Senate is not controlled by the same party, this was the case during President Obama’s last year in office.
Democrats said the GOP decision to stall in 2016, which is the ability to put two conservative judges on the Supreme court ended with President Trump during his first term in office. Conservative judges now have a 5-4 majority over the liberals, at a time when Democrats are worried that a string of restrictive abortion could lead to laws, the repeal of Roe v. Wade.
As the last weeks have shown, however, that the judges can be unpredictable, with every one of Trump’s picks — from gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh — siding with their liberal colleagues in close decisions.