Dems call for delay-Kennedy successor vote, post-midterm elections – but it could backfire?

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Democrats immediately responded to Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy to retire by the call to the Republicans to delay a confirmation vote until after the midterm elections-but the strategy carries the risk of backfiring, if the GOP emerges stronger after November.

For now, Democrats are clearly betting that the high court empty voters, with the warning that President Trump is ready to solidify a conservative majority on the bench with the Republican Senate consent.

y leaders demanded that the voters must first give their verdict in November, before a candidate is considered. You quoted Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, refusal to examine, then-President Barack Obama ‘ s nominee Merrick Garland, in the year of 2016 because of the election.

“Our Republican colleagues in the Senate should not take into account the consequences of the rule that you set in the year 2016, to Supreme Court justice in an election year,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, said on the Senate floor.

“Nothing but that would be the absolute height of hypocrisy,” he said.

“The fundamental rights in the balance, the American people, the vote in less than 4 months to earn it, so your voice is heard on this SCOTUS empty,” tweeted Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. “We should have not voted to vote on the confirmation until, at the ballot box.”

The fundamental rights in the balance, the American people, the vote in less than 4 months to earn it, so your voice is heard on this SCOTUS vacancy. We should have not voted to vote on the confirmation until, at the ballot box.

— Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris) June 27, 2018

The Republicans replied that 2018 is different because it is an intermediate examination, which, in contrast to a presidential election. McConnell, for now, has dismissed the Democratic demands and drawn in a preliminary vote for the fall.

But the Democrats are rolling the dice to, as McConnell in the year 2016, betting that underdog Donald Trump would win the election and allow the Senate to the trade moderate pick-garland for a conservative. Democrats make a similar gamble, and hope that you will emerge from the midterm elections.

This is not a guarantee.

While the Democrats are widely considered to be a good chance to the amendment of the house, the Senate is a different game.

While the Republicans currently hold a narrow margin of 51-49, many of the seats up for re-election in November are Democrat-held seats in States won by the trump. In particular, the Senate seats in Indiana, North Dakota, West Virginia, Missouri and Montana all could flip Republican.

And if the Kennedy seat will remain vacant, the Republicans could mirror the democratic strategy and use shake the edition guard conservatives — much like in the year 2016.

“The Republicans are going to seats in the Senate to pick up, so the Democrats, if anything, what is going to be weaker after the election, in the Senate, not more,” the former Republican speaker of the house of representatives Newt Gingrich predicted on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday.

Pollster Scott Rasmussen said at the beginning of this month, it is more likely that the Republicans win than to lose in the Senate.

“The numbers are clearly in favor of the “GOP,” he wrote.

At least both parties would be able to throw out to determine the choice as a vote to work on the composition of the Supreme court, either by giving the President a stronger Republican Senate majority, for confirmation of his candidacy, or force him to with a Democrat-controlled chamber, and the name of a compromise to choose.

It is also possible that the Democrats are trying to punt the voice, so as to avoid that under-fire candidate in a difficult position. Alex Conant, a GOP strategist for Firehouse-strategies, told Fox News that a vote until after the election, the senators give some relief, as you race to the head in the tight mid-term.

“It is a difficult vote for many red-state Democrats, who said the risk of upsetting either their left base, or their home-state constituents,” he. “Democrats want to push the vote until after the election to spare Democrats for re-election by casting a tough vote.”

Conant also rejected the idea that the Supreme court of the vacancy will change the political landscape in November.

“The liberals are already highly motivated — you hardly need another reason,” he said. “This is a reminder — if anyone needed it— that elections have consequences.”

Adam Shaw is a reporter covering the American and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached.

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