Time for Democrats to go on the offense
By Anna Daniels
Remember how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Merrick Garlanded Obama’s Supreme Court pick? Let’s do McConnell one better:
Any Trump SCOTUS pick is void while he and his campaign are under a criminal investigation for obstruction and conspiracy against the United States.
Imagine the scenario in which criminal charges are brought by Mueller and the case ends up before the Supreme Court. Now imagine the loyalty oath which Trump would extract in some form from his pick for Supreme Court justice to replace Anthony Kennedy. Any question in your mind that Trump not only has his thumb but both feet on the scale?
We already know that Trump and his campaign have obstructed and colluded. The question is the degree to which there is criminal culpability and with whom. Trump’s presidency and any SCOTUS pick is poisoned by what we already know.
Or let’s look at it another way. Imagine that Hillary Clinton was elected president, House and Senate hearings had been initiated (again) into her use of a private email server and the Clinton Foundation. Perhaps articles of impeachment had already been prepared in the House of Representatives.
Some Republican lawmakers seem to be trying to delegitimize a Hillary Clinton presidency before it’s clear there will be one. They are threatening to block her Supreme Court nominees, investigate her endlessly, or even impeach her.
Do you think Mitch McConnell, whose ruthlessness is only eclipsed by his nihilism and obstructionism, would have let hearings be held on a Clinton pick for Supreme Court justice? He would not.
Democrats need to get a damn grip and play hardball.
Call and email the following Senators with the message “Any Trump SCOTUS pick is void while he and his campaign are under a criminal investigation for obstruction and conspiracy against the United States.”
Mitch McConnell U.S. Senate, 317 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 205100001; ph: (202) 224-2541; email https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm
Dianne Feinstein United States Senate 331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510; Phone: (202) 224-3841; email https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Kamala Harris 112 Hart Senate Office Building,Washington, D.C. 20510; Phone (202) 224 – 3553; email https://www.harris.senate.gov/contact/email
Chuck Schumer 322 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510; Phone: (202) 224-6542; email https://www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck
Anna, this idea is so audacious …
and also SO RIGHT.
absolutely, the scenario you offer could become uncanny reality. this question of Justice trumps even the important issue of Fairness being touted for delaying a nomination. i hope your thesis is being distributed far and wide.
Laura Ann says
Anna, I couldn’t agree more! Great idea!!
Anna, please put this article on Facebook!!!
Doug Porter says
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Mark Taylor says
Excellent! This should be a law. Why should a scumbag like Trump be allowed to appoint another scumbag like Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to allow him to skip all charges against him, i.e. High Treason against the United States, collusion with Russia to steal the 2016 election with a little help from Putin and the drunkards in the Electoral College, money laundering through Russian banks that were not reported etc., etc.
and according to today’s commentary by Cass Sunstein, “If a president tramples civil liberties, punishes dissenters, or pays no attention to the separation of powers, he can be impeached.” so, by extension, for a president to appoint a Justice who would decide his guilt could be an impeachable offense.
sooner or later, this president-for-now WILL hang himself.