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Democrats can’t keep ignoring this vital campaign issue

Jen Psaki
 

By Jen Psaki (original source CNN) 

“Senate Republicans should be careful what they wish for — and that includes South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who this weekend said out loud what many of his fellow Republicans are thinking. ‘I don’t want to speculate, but I think appointing judges is a high priority for me in 2020,’ he told Greta Van Susteren, host of ‘Full Court Press.’

Should a Supreme Court seat open up, President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans have five months to jam through another conservative. If the next available seat is vacated by one of the liberal justices, then their new appointee could cement the nine-member court’s conservative tilt for decades to come.

Don’t think that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is going to press pause and abide by the election year rule he designed when denying Judge Merrick Garland a Senate hearing in 2016. Just consider the nomination of Justin Walker, a district court judge with limited experience on the bench who McConnell is aggressively pushing through the Senate confirmation process during a pandemic.”

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