No Supreme Court Appointment While Trump Under Criminal Investigation

by on June 28, 2018 · 4 comments

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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

This was first published at San Diego Free Press.

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Avatar triggerfinger June 28, 2018 at 12:35 pm

I was against the cockblocking then, and I’m against it now. (Not that the democrats have any realistic chance of doing so.)

We need to just follow the rules for once, without entangling it with every other unsettled issue, or else we’ll end up suffocating in our own excrement.

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Avatar obcliffhanger June 28, 2018 at 8:08 pm

No. Follow McConnell’s Rules as much as possible. This is far too important a nodal point in U.S. history. Delay as much as possible, hopefully until we see if people get off their asses and VOTE in November. Make the point loud and clear. No consideration then when it was 8 months, none now when it’s 4.

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Avatar thequeenisalizard June 29, 2018 at 10:10 am

Sadly the Dems will rant and rave, but actually do nothing to stop it. Most are complicit enablers who are terrified of President bone spurs supporters. They will however go on news programs to whine and attempt to show how outraged they are. Makes for great TV, and they can later claim they did all they could to stop it.

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Avatar bodysurferbob June 29, 2018 at 10:37 am

queenlizard – your point is well taken especially if youve been out there in the trenches. if you’re just an armchair monday morning quarterback – uh, what have you done “to stop it”?

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