Sunday, July 1, 2018

Democrats Only Have Themselves To Blame For Oiling The Path For Trump’s Second SCOTUS Pick

The political world was rocked Tuesday when Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he’ll retire at the end of July. This announcement was Christmas for conservatives and Doomsday for liberals since President Donald Trump now has the power to establish a conservative Supreme Court for an entire generation.
There really isn’t anything Senate Democrats can do to prevent Trump’s SCOTUS nominee from being confirmed since now the Senate only needs a simple majority. How did the battle over the highest court in the land get so bitter? Let’s take a stroll down selective memory lane.
It was in 2013 when then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) established the infamous “nuclear option,” which allows a simple majority in the Senate to approve all judicial nominees with the exception of Supreme Court appointees. At the time, then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) actually warned his Democratic colleagues, saying “You’ll regret this, and you may regret this a lot sooner than you think.” Well, Reid and the vast majority of Senate Democrats passed the nuclear option in a 52-48 vote. It’s worth noting that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is the only sitting Democrat who voted against the nuclear option.
Read the rest from Joseph A. Wulfsohn HERE at The Federalist and read Erick Erickson's take below:

Thank You, Harry Reid

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