History Repeats Itself

Amply be-chinned #MoscowMitch McConnell

We’ve already noted that we have an illegitimate 6-3 SCOTUS and that it is high-time for some reform, and right on cue —as if to prove that we are right— CNN tells us:

Democrats walk on eggshells around Breyer as GOP plans another blockade for any Biden Supreme Court pick

 

The pertinent quotes from the usual suspects (emphasis mine):

“You know what the rule is on that,” said Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee. “You go back to 1886 and ever since then, when the Senate’s been of one party and the president’s been of another party, you didn’t confirm.”

[Announcer Voice: There is no such rule.]

“Constitutionally, the Senate has an obligation to advise and consent. The Senate can take up nominations when it wants to,” said GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri.

Not that most Republicans could imagine supporting a Biden nominee at any point.

“Given the pattern of judicial nominees he’s put forward so far, he keeps being captive to the radical left in his party. If he nominated a radical leftist justice who would ignore the rule of law and undermine our constitutional rights, I can’t imagine a Republican Senate would confirm an extreme justice,” said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Sen. Thom Tillis, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said Republicans would make a choice if they didn’t like a Biden pick:

“Either don’t move on him or have him fail in committee.”
“It’s not our intention to rubber stamp nominees,” the North Carolina Republican said.

Sen. John Cornyn, who sits on the committee but also is a member of leadership, said how the GOP would act on a nominee depends on when a vacancy would occur.

“Usually if we are in the majority and Biden is still in office, what that produces is a negotiation,” the Texas Republican said. “I haven’t really thought about filing the vacancy or not, so I think a lot of that has to do when in that two years of time it occurs.”
Cornyn added: “The later it occurs in his term, the less likely it will be; the earlier, more likely.”

Sens. John Kennedy of Louisiana and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, both Judiciary Committee members, declined to comment on whether they’d be willing to consider a Biden nominee for the Supreme Court. When asked if there’s a Biden nominee he could envision supporting, Cotton suppressed a chuckle.

As I said before, If I Were King of the Forest, I’d airlock the entire antiquated and anti-democratic (small dee) Senate, and I while I was at it, I would eliminate the SCOTUS and make it a function of the US Court of Appeals with panels of justices drawn at random to hear cases.

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2 Responses to History Repeats Itself

  1. Redhand says:

    They are effing unbelievable. They think only the GQP has the right to put people on SCOTUS. They are members of a fascist party. No other explanation is credible.

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  2. spotthedog says:

    So the tv star psychopathic mass-murdering bizness failure cult leader gets handed 3 controversial as hell SC picks, now Lucy is saying she’s not even going to bother to pretend to hold the ball for Charlie Brown anymore? Something doesn’t seem quite right.

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