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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

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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BLM Leader Vows to ‘Abolish’ NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Vax Passports

Says ‘Free Pass to Racism’,  ‘Modern-Day Freedom Papers’

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Chivona Newsome

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s vaccine mandates and consequential vaccine passports necessary to enter most bars and restaurants in the city are being dubbed racist by a Black Lives Matter leader.

Chivona Newsome co-founded the Greater New York Chapter of BLM and also ran as a congressional candidate in 2020 for New York’s 15th district sent a statement to Fox News explaining the claims of racism.

“Although Mayor Bill De Blasio ran on progressives values, nothing in his tenure will attest to his campaign promises,” Newsome stated. “The September 13th vaccine mandate is racist and specifically targets Black New Yorkers. The vaccination passports are modern-day Freedom Papers, which limit the free will of Black people.”

De Blasio’s mandates went into effect September 13, ordering indoor establishments making patrons show proof of vaccination before entering. Businesses can face fines up to $5,000 for not complying. On September 20, the Mayor’s office announced it had already issued 3,200 warnings to businesses in the first week.

Newsome continued, “The vaccination mandates infringe upon the civil liberties of the Black community…It’s more than where we can dine or enjoy entertainment, it will result in loss of income. As of Monday, September 27, Black health care workers and educators will lose their jobs.”

Newsome’s concerns for minorities and repercussions such as losing jobs is the same reasoning hundreds of groups and unions across the country have stood up against Biden’s vaccine mandate. Postal workers, Police unions, Nurse Unions and Hospital administrators are all amongst those expressing outrage.

Newsome says De Blasio’s actions are a direct attack on black Americans, and he “chose to disenfranchise and force the very people who elected him into poverty and second-class citizenship.”

She explained that de Blasio is, “fully aware of the hesitancy and distrust people of African descent have about vaccination and their interactions with government and law enforcement.” Newsome concluded, “the vaccination passport will not be a free pass to racism. Our organization pledges to demonstrate until the vaccine mandate is abolished.”

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Democrat Pushes Back On False Claim Border Patrol Agents Whipped Migrants

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Henry Cuellar

During a CNN interview on Tuesday, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) pushed back on false claims by other Democrat lawmakers that U.S. Border Patrol agents riding horses were swinging whips at illegal immigrants trying to cross the southern border.

CNN anchor Victor Blackwell pushed the false information during, saying the Border Patrol agents were hitting migrants with what “appears to use what looks like a rope or a lasso” and then asking Cuellar for his reaction.

“Well, you know, certainly, we got to make sure we treat all the immigrants with respect and dignity,” Cuellar responded. “But I will say this, Border Patrol has had those horse brigades for a while, they’ve had them for a while, number one. Number two, they don’t carry whips. And they do not carry lassos. I think the picture you’re talking about, at least the one I’ve seen is the rein, the rein of the horses.”

“And should those be used? Should those be used should even if it is a rein?” Blackwell asked.

“Well, again, if there was a problem, it should be investigated,” Cuellar responded. “And I think that’s it, but we cannot paint the Border Patrol with that same type of paintbrush. Look, you know, what are they supposed to do? Just stand there and let everybody come in? You know, they’re supposed to be enforcing the law, but again, as to how you enforce the law, you got to make sure you treat people with dignity and respect.”

The CNN interview came after a video surfaced of illegal immigrants attempting to evade U.S. Border Patrol agents on horses and run into the country. In response, many Democrats falsely declared that the agents were using whips on the migrants – despite the fact that Border Patrol agents do not carry whips and there being zero evidence any of the agents struck any of the migrants.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), for example, tweeted, “The images of inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants by Border Patrol—including the use of whips—are unacceptable They are fleeing violence and natural disaster and seeking protection in our country The Administration must uphold our refugee laws and stop Title 42 deportations.”

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