Big govt, Courts, Politics

Redo: Merrick Garland for SCOTUS?

Lib-Dems in the Senate aren’t finished beating the latest dead horse. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is attempting to cajole President Trump into re-nominating Obama’s former SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland to fill Justice Kennedy’s soon-to-be-vacant seat at the Supreme Court. And not only do they think they can talk him into it, they’re gleefully looking forward to the left-media flogging Republicans over the issue. Not gonna happen. One of the top promises Trump made during the campaign was the appointment of conservative judges. If he wasn’t going back down on Gorsuch, there’s no chance he backs down now.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

I don’t understand this even as a stunt. Which rank-and-file liberals, knowing there’s no chance of it happening, are going to read this story and say, “Thank you for trying, Senator Schumer! You’re a true warrior for our cause!”? He might as well have asked Trump to appoint Obama or Hillary Clinton to the seat. Imagine the angst on the right and the damage to Trump’s credibility among Republicans if he nominated someone who’s “only” as conservative as John Roberts. Naming Garland to the seat would have conservatives more eager to impeach him than a finding of collusion by Bob Mueller would.

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Because American politics now resides in the Twilight Zone, though, I suppose there’s technically some minute chance that this would happen and that Garland would be confirmed. And then the patented shocking Serling twist: Garland provides the fifth vote to overturn Roe. Picture Schumer crying like Burgess Meredith in the rubble, abortion clinics shuttering all around him. “Submitted for your approval: One Charles Schumer, a man who fought to revive an aborted nomination — and got more than he bargained for. A lesson in being careful what you wish for from … the Twilight Zone.”

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