I do not hold current events against Scott today. He could not have known two weeks ago about Ruth Ginsburg.
In the meantime, Mitch McConnell has made it clear, there is one set of rules for Democrats and another set of rules for Republicans – though the rules for Republicans pretty much look like no rules at all.
Trump will have his next Supreme Court pick voted on in the Senate. The two-thirds rule is gone, and Republicans are still in the majority in the Senate.
I suppose it makes sense.
While Republicans did not know for sure that they were going to win in 2016, they took the gamble and one. This year, things don’t look so good for Republicans, so the reverse strategy is in place – again, with nothing but their consciences to prevent them from “stealing” (for lack of a better word) yet another Supreme Court pick.
And given the present state of the bench, I would not be surprised if there’s not another Supreme Court opening for the next four to eight years.
And it comes just in time, too, for Trump to claim once again that he is delivering on his promise to “stack” the courts.
At the end of the day, this might be the best news for the Trump campaign to date: Yet another Supreme Court pick to please his base and to distract everyone else…
March 20, 2014
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