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Senate Democrats decide there is ‘no point’ in meeting with Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Democrats are scrambling to figure out a way to appropriately react to the reality they are facing.

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President Donald Trump plans to announce his pick for Supreme Court at 5 p.m. on Saturday, but some Democrats have already decided that there is no point in holding a traditional meeting with her, regardless of who it is.

After Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s refusal to appoint Merrick Garland to the Court in 2016, Democrats are still furious and aren’t going down without a fight.

“This is an illegitimate nomination,” said Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), who said he had “no intention” of meeting with the nominee. “I personally have no desire to pretend it’s acceptable,” according to Politico.

“Why would you meet with somebody if you already know where they’re going to be on every case?” said Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.)

“Whatever she has to say to me, she should say it under oath,” said Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii).

Despite the strong left-wing backlash, there are some Democrats who don’t see a problem in a traditional meeting. Sen. Joe Manchin has supported two of Trump’s nominees, and said he isn’t ready to ditch the traditional process, despite his own opposing view regarding a pre-election confirmation.

“I’d love to meet with a nominee. I have no problem,” said Manchin (D-W.Va.)

President Trump has narrowed his list of picks down to five, according to a phone interview with Fox and Friends on Monday.

And, his pick will be a woman.

Despite this decision, Democrats refuse to support considering a new justice before the election. But, Judiciary Committee Democrats have decided against boycotting the confirmation hearing.

At the end of the day, Democrats are scrambling to figure out a way to appropriately react to the reality they are facing.

Though it is a rarity, the decision not to meet with a nominee isn’t unheard of. While some Republicans did meet with Garland in 2016, in 2018, many Democrats refused to meet with Brett Kavanaugh because the wWhite House wouldn’t hand over certain records, according to Politico.

Despite conflicting political views, a private meeting with a nominee can be useful; “it gives moderates a chance to display bipartisanship and gives individual senators the chance to press appointees on their potential views,” according to Politico.

It is clear that a large portion of Senate Democrats are against the nomination, but most Republican senators have shown their utmost support for the President, vowing to conform the nominee as quickly as possible and shift the Court further to the right.

“The president has not even put forward a nominee yet,” said Judd Deere, a White House spokesperson. “This is pure politics from Senate Democrats and shows they do not take their constitutional duty to advise and consent seriously,” via Politico.

As of now, Trump is between Circuit Court judges Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa, or one of several other conservative women. But, no matter who he picks, she is likely to face rejection.

And though Democrats have made it clear that they do not plan to meet with the nominee, would the nominee realistically want to meet with them?

Knowing the nominee will face relentless backlash, most likely not!

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8 Comments

  1. Sherry Chastain

    September 25, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Democrats at the time were not so gung ho on Merrick Garland. They thought Hillary would win and give them an even more liberal nominee.

  2. Jon Houlden

    September 25, 2020 at 2:25 am

    Of course the Democrats don’t want trump to have another pick on the Court
    They know that it all comes down to SOCTUS
    Its about POWER
    and the ONE thing that those with Power fear the most is LOSING their Power

    By theway, either the Editor needs to be fired or those that wrote this article need a course in 8th English Language
    Terrible sentence structure and grammar.

    • American Patriot

      September 25, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      You could take your own advice. Proofreading prior to submitting a comment about grammar and sentence structure, would be well advised.

    • Rhagen

      September 25, 2020 at 9:28 pm

      Their sentence structure and grammar was considerably better than yours.

  3. Ripped1X

    September 25, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Wow Democrats acting like petulant children what else is new! Just when you think Democrats can’t become anymore ignorant of the law, they do. I think they see this as some kind of challenge that they are supposed to act like 12 years olds about.

  4. Women for Trump

    September 25, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    I’m dying from laughter! I’m loving that we get a third pick in four years!!!! I say President Trump should nominate tomorrow and the Senate vote her in immediately!!!

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    October 12, 2020 at 2:17 am

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  6. Darcie Macdiarmid

    October 20, 2020 at 12:23 am

    Are you guys going to watch the next presidential debate on Monday? I’ll probably catch it on CNN. I just hope they don’t interrupt eachother as much as they did during the last debate.

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Obtained Emails on Election Night Heighten Georgia’s Mysterious Ballot-Counting

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Just the News has obtained internal emails from election workers in Georgia’s Fulton County has increased confusion and mystery regarding the November presidential elections. As a reminder, Just the News writes, “Uncertainty arose regarding the ballot processing operation at Fulton County’s State Farm Arena on and after Election Night, when ballot-scanning apparently continued even after most election workers had reportedly been sent home.”

Affidavits from Election Night poll workers state they were directed by officials to stop working around 10:30 pm on November 3rd, and return at 8:30 am the next day. Multiple local and national media outlets reported absentee ballot counting stopped around 10:30 pm and cited county spokeswoman Regina Waller.

In truth, counting at the State Farm Arena continued past 10:30 pm. Waller herself told JTN in December that contrary to media reports, many citing her, that she had “stated to all media…that although several workers were released to go home, a small team remained behind to assist with scanning ballots.”

Through an open records request, JTN obtained a few suspect emails, in which Waller does in fact state counting ended at around 10:30 pm. The email, timestamped at 10:22 pm on Nov. 3, addressed to several county officials as well as State Farm Arena spokesman Garin Narain stated, “the workers in the Absentee Ballot Processing area will get started again at 8 am tomorrow.”

When reached for comment via email, Waller only stated the email “was in response to a question received asking when all workers would return” but did not respond to a request to see the original email to which she was responding. So then why did she keep a “small” team behind?

Another email from Fulton County Interagency Affairs Manager Fran Phillips-Calhoun timestamped at 11:15 pm that same night, almost an hour after Waller said counting stopped, Phillips-Calhoun’s email may suggest otherwise. “FYI-[the Secretary of State’s office] just sort of threw the team under the bus stating that ‘we had a great day, but we decided to throw in the towel for the night even though the public is waiting…’ on the results.”

Phillips-Calhoun’s email was sent to Waller and several other county staffers. Phillips-Calhoun did not respond to requests for comment, nor did the message specify which statement from the Secretary of State’s office she was referring to.

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Election 2020

Pro-Trump super PAC rebrands to ‘stop Joe’s corruption, socialist agenda, liberalism’

It’s new name? Committee to Defeat the President. 

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A super PAC that heavily supported President Trump during the 2020 presidential campaign is changing its direction to focus on the new administration. 

The Committee to Defend the President officially rebranded itself on Wednesday as Joe Biden takes office. Its mission is now aimed at taking down the incoming democrat. 

It’s new name? Committee to Defeat the President. 

During the 2020 campaign cycle, the PAC reportedly raised more than $16 million to support Trump and his “America First policy agenda, BizPacReview reports. The group will now focus on “undermining” Biden’s agenda. 

“NEW NAME. SAME MISSION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT & STOP JOE’s Corruption…Socialist Agenda…Liberalism,” the website says. 

The committee told Fox News it plans to match its 2020 fundraising during the 2022 election cycle, and pledges a seven-figure investment “to expose the Biden-Harris administration and other Democrats for their left-wing politics.” 

The group will push new ads, opposition research, social media engagement, and “other innovative tactics.” 

The PAC’s “new mission is to save Americans from the radical, dangerous policies of the Biden-Harris administration,” Ted Harvey, the group’s chairman, said. 

“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will work around the clock to reverse the unprecedented progress of the Trump presidency,” Harvey added. 

“From day one, we simply cannot let that happen. It is our patriotic duty to work around the clock and stop them – before the damage done to America becomes irreversible,” he said. 

But, this isn’t the first time the PAC has switched gears. 

Founded in 2013, it was originally called the Stop Hillary Pac, according to BizPacReview. 

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