Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Graham Sends Dems Excuse For SCOTUS Hypocrisy: My Opinion Changed After You Mistreated Brett Kavanaugh

Via press release from Sen. Lindsey Graham: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today sent a letter to committee Democrats regarding the recent Supreme Court vacancy. Graham wrote, “When the American people elected a Republican Senate majority in 2014, Americans did so because we committed to checking and balancing the end of President Obama’s lame duck presidency. We …

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McConnell Vows SCOTUS Vote Before Election [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Speaking on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Trump’s nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “will receive a vote on the floor of the Senate.” McConnell said the same individuals who “tried every conceivable dirty trick to obstruct Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh are lining up, lining up to proclaim the …

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Romney May Reveal Position On Vacancy Tomorrow

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), among the GOP senators who Democrats hope will help block a Trump nominee from being confirmed to the Supreme Court before the election, has no immediate plans to talk about the issue, a spokeswoman indicated Monday. Liz Johnson said that the senator is waiting to hear the views of his colleagues and …

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Limbaugh Calls On Senate To Skip SCOTUS Hearings

“I want the Judiciary Committee — that could be great if it were skipped. We don’t need to open that up for whatever length of time, so that whoever this nominee is can be Kavanaughed, or Borked, or Thomased. Because that’s what it’s going to be, especially when it’s not even required. “In addition, there are people on the Judiciary …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Be First Woman To Lie In State

USA Today reports: The late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, becoming the first woman in history so honored. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that Ginsburg’s casket would be placed in National Statuary Hall, where a formal ceremony will be held for invited guests only. A separate ceremony will be …

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Lincoln Project Launches $1M #LindseyMustGo Ads

The Associated Press reports: It falls to Sen. Lindsey Graham, as committee chairman, to vet Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and manage the spectacle of televised hearings on the nomination. It’s one of the most volatile tasks in all of politics, more so now with a pandemic raging, a country on edge, and the ideological …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Speaks On Supreme Court Vacancy

ABC News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to speak in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sunday and address the vacancy created on the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an event that sent shockwaves through the political world and recast an already uncertain presidential race. After Ginsburg’s death on Friday, the Democratic presidential nominee, …

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Murkowski Opposes SCOTUS Vote Before Election

Axios reports: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said in a statement Sunday that she opposes holding a Senate confirmation vote on President Trump’s nomination to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election. Murkowski joins Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as one of two Republican senators who have thus far said that they do not support rushing through a confirmation …

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Cruz: Bush V Gore Is Big Reason To Rush SCOTUS Vote

Sen. Ted Cruz writes for Fox News: Twenty years ago, I was part of the legal team that litigated Bush v. Gore and went to the Supreme Court. For thirty-six days, the country did not know who the president was going to be, and if we had had a four-four court it could have dragged on for weeks and months. …

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Cotton Confronted On SCOTUS Vacancy “Hypocrisy”

The Hill reports: Fox News’s Chris Wallace pressed Sen. Tom Cotton on Sunday on whether there is “any hypocrisy” between the Arkansas Republican’s 2016 comments to avoid a Supreme Court justice confirmation ahead of an election and his current view to “move forward without delay.” Cotton told “Fox News Sunday” that the GOP-led Senate has a “mandate to perform our …

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Trump Exhorts Rally Cultists To Chant “Fill That Seat”

Raleigh’s ABC News affiliate reports: “Fill the seat” seemed to be the theme of President Donald Trump’s 14th visit to North Carolina on Saturday evening at the Fayetteville Regional Airport. At the rally, he was joined, notably, by Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and Sen. Thom Tillis. Trump turned to Tillis before rallying his audience with chants to “fill that seat!” …

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Collins: Vacancy Should Be Filled By Election Winner

“In order for the American people to have faith in their elected officials, we must act fairly and consistently – no matter which political party is in power. “President Trump has the constitutional authority to make a nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, and I would have no objection to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s beginning the process of reviewing …

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RBG’s Death Imperils Outcome Of Obamacare Case

The Huffington Post reports: The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a tragedy for the country, which has lost a groundbreaking legal icon, and for the many causes she championed. It could also be a tragedy for the millions of people who depend on the Affordable Care Act for health insurance because of a lawsuit that the Supreme Court is …

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Graham: Ignore What I Said About SCOTUS In 2016

Sen. Lindsey Graham this afternoon tweeted out a link to a statement he made earlier this year: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the Senate would work to confirm a Supreme Court nominee this year if a vacancy arises, saying the circumstances are different from 2016, when Republicans blocked then-President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland. Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary …

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Hate Group Leader Warns Republican Senators: If You Put Up SCOTUS “Road Blocks” Your Careers Are Over

“This is going to nationalize the Senate elections, it’s going to nationalize the 2022 Senate elections. You got Lisa Murkowski up in 2022, Chuck Grassley up in 2022. And if there’s a nomination and McConnell sets hearings and they start trying to throw up road blocks for that, they can call their careers over. “In 2022, they will not get …

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Hillary Clinton: Don’t “Give An Inch” In SCOTUS Fight

“The Democrats who are in the Senate will have to use every single possible maneuver that is available to them to make it clear that they are not going to permit Mitch McConnell to enact the greatest travesty, the monument of hypocrisy that would arise from him attempting to fill this position. “Let’s go down fighting. And let’s not give …

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AOC On Ginsburg: “Let This Moment Radicalize You”

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is urging her social media followers to let Ginsburg’s death “radicalize you” ahead of the November election. In an Instagram live video Friday night, the freshman lawmaker with celebrity status said the Supreme Court vacancy underscored what is at stake in November. “Let this moment radicalize you,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Let this moment …

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Obama On Vacancy: “Apply Rules With Consistency”

From a statement issued last night by Barack Obama: Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals. That’s how we remember her. But she also left instructions for how she wanted her legacy to be honored. Four and a half years ago, when Republicans refused to hold a hearing …

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Schumer Quotes 2016 McConnell In RBG Statement

The Insider reports: Senate Minority Chuck Schumer issued the same statement following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. Ginsburg died at the age of 87 due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. The Supreme Court Justice battled multiple forms …

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Mourners Pay Tribute To RBG On Supreme Court Steps

CBS News reports: A large crowd of people gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court on Friday night after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Well-wishers left flowers and signs and broke into applause and songs, and the American flag outside the Supreme Court was lowered to half-mast. “I think it’s a testament to who she was as …

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