Sunday, September 20, 2020

Donald Trump: Supreme Court pick next week.

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President Donald Trump on Saturday said his nomination to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court would likely be announced next week. “I think the choice will be next week,” he told reporters as he left the White House on Saturday for a campaign trip to North Carolina. When asked if he would choose a woman to replace Ginsburg, after she died on Friday, Trump replied, that it was “most likely.” “I could see most likely it would be a woman,” he said. “Yeah… I would say that a woman would be in first place, the choice of a woman would certainly be appropriate.” The president reminded reporters that he had a shortlist of potential nominees. “I’ve gotten to know many of them. From a legal standpoint, from a sophisticated understanding of the law, from a constitutional standpoint, I think it’s the greatest list ever assembled,” he said. When asked about Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Trump noted that she was “highly respected.” He was also asked about Judge Barbara Lagoa, a judge in Florida. “I’ve heard incredible things about her,” Trump replied. “I don’t know her, she’s Hispanic and highly respected.” The president said he disagreed with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who said that the Senate should not confirm a Supreme Court in an election year. “I totally disagree with her. We have an obligation,” he said. “We won, and we have an obligation as the winner to pick who we want.” Trump said that he agreed with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “100 percent” that they should move to fill the seat. “We’re here now, right now, we’re here, and we have an obligation to the voters,” he said. When asked about the Republican-led Senate blocking former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee in 2016, Trump replied, “That’s called the consequences of losing an election. He lost the election. He didn’t have the votes. When you lose elections. some times things don’t turn out well.”

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Our Nation mourns the loss of a trailblazer, not only in the field of law, but in the history of our country. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an inspiration to all Americans. Her legacy and contribution to American history will never be forgotten. As a mark of respect for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, President @realdonaldtrump ordered the flag be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment.

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#RBG

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Elections have consequences. Such a simple, yet incredibly true phrase. In fact, I think I’ve heard it somewhere before. Perhaps even a former Democrat president once uttered those words. This is simple. In 2016, Obama did not have the votes to move his nomination forward. That was the cost of losing the Senate in 2014. Today, President Trump likely does have the votes, so the vote will go forward. That’s the reward for winning in 2016 and keeping the Senate in 2018. Nothing else past that matters. It would not matter one iota what olive branch Republicans tried to extend here. Democrats would spit in their face and blow up the filibuster in 2021 anyway if they took back power. That’s why any attempt at compromise here can’t happen. The GOP have the power, and they were given that power specifically for this moment. Let Obama go enjoy his mansion and Netflix contract. His opinion on the Supreme Court doesn’t matter.
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Fill the seat.

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