THE DONALD’S SCOTUS PICKS ARE IN …
Yesterday, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released his much anticipated list of individuals that he would nominate to replace the dearly departed Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, if Trump was to be elected president of the United States. The names on the list are as follows: Steven Colloton, Allison Eid, Raymond Gruender, Thomas Hardiman, Raymond Kethledge, Thomas Lee, Joan Larsen, William Pryor, David Stras, Diane Sykes, Don Willett. Hmm, absent from the list was Sen. Ted Cruz. Trump needed to put forth this list to ease the minds of many on the right as to what kind of justice he would nominate for such an important appointment for years to come.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday released a list of 11 potential picks to replace Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, a mix of federal and state judges that appeared tailored to win over conservatives still skeptical of his candidacy.
The decision to release such a list is highly unusual for a presidential candidate, and comes as Trump is working to unite a Republican Party fractured by his candidacy and assuage still-skeptical establishment Republicans who question his ability to win a general election.
“I have a lot of people that are conservative that really like me, love everything I stand for, but they really would like to know my view,” Trump said Wednesday in an interview with Fox News, “because perhaps outside of the defense of our country, perhaps the single most important thing the next president is going to have to do is pick Supreme Court justices.”
The list, which featured several prominent names floated repeatedly on conservative wish lists to replace Scalia, won immediate praise from those Trump is trying to win over.
“This list ought to be encouraging to anyone who prioritizes the rule of law, and I congratulate Mr. Trump on making a very significant policy statement about his desire to prioritize the future of the Supreme Court,” said Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network, a group leading the opposition to President Barack’s Obama’s pick to replace Scalia, Merrick Garland.
Trump first said in March that he planned to release a list of potential justices in an effort to ease concerns about his conservative credentials, which had come under attack in the heated Republican primary. Among his critics was Cruz, who ran an ad saying Trump could not be trusted with a Supreme Court nomination.
“Mr. Trump has laid out an impressive list of highly qualified jurists, including Judge Colloton from Iowa, who understand and respect the fundamental principle that the role of the courts is limited and subject to the Constitution and the rule of law,” Grassley released in a statement. “Understanding the types of judges a presidential nominee would select for the Supreme Court is an important step in this debate so the American people can have a voice in the direction of the Supreme Court for the next generation.”
Barack Obama To Unveil U.S. Supreme Court Selection Today … Either Federal Appeals Court Judges, Sri Srinivasan or Merrick Garland
BARACK OBAMA TO HAVE ROSE GARDEN PRESSER TO ANNOUNCE TO SCOTUS NOMINEE …
Today, Barack Obama is going to announce his US Supreme Court nominee in the Rose Garden to replace the deceased Justice Antonin Scalia. It is reported that his choices will be one of the following two federal appeal court judges Sri Srinivasan or Merrick Garland. I guess neither of these two have any actual aspirations of being SCOTUS justices as the GOP has vowed not to even consider any choices until after the 2016 presidential election.
President Barack Obama was poised to announce his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday at the White House, setting the stage for a potentially ferocious political showdown with Senate Republicans who have pledged to bar anyone Obama selects.
Obama said in a statement released by the White House that he will unveil his nominee at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) in the White House Rose Garden. He is likely to announce one of two federal appeals court judges, Sri Srinivasan or Merrick Garland, as his choice, a source familiar with the selection process told Reuters.
The Indian-born Srinivasan, 49, would be the first Asian-American and first Hindu Supreme Court justice. Garland, 63, is a long-time appellate judge and former prosecutor who Obama also considered when he filled two previous Supreme Court vacancies.
It appears that Barack Obama has made his decision for SCOTUS nominee.
What a joke, after 7 years Obama decides to do his Constitutional duty. I thought he had forgot what the US Constitution was.
Today, I will announce the person whom I believe is eminently qualified to sit on the Supreme Court.
As President, it is both my constitutional duty to nominate a Justice and one of the most important decisions that I — or any president — will make.
I’ve devoted a considerable amount of time and deliberation to this decision. I’ve consulted with legal experts and people across the political spectrum, both inside and outside government. And we’ve reached out to every member of the Senate, who each have a responsibility to do their job and take this nomination just as seriously.
Senate Republicans State No Hearings & No Votes for Obama’s Supreme Court Pick Just Like Joe Biden Stated in 1992
SORRY DEMOCRATS, THE REPUBLICANS ARE JUST DOING WHAT JOE BIDEN HAD PREVIOUSLY SAID THE DEMOCRATS WOULD DO TO GEORGE H.W. BUSH …
Washington, DC is full of hypocrites and this time the Democrats are about to eat a great big hypocrisy sandwich. Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced with the solidarity and united front of Republicans that there would be no hearings and no votes for any Supreme Court justice nominee until Obama is out of office. Obama, Biden, Schumer and the rest of the Democrats can all claim that they are outraged and this is a disgrace to the process, but they are all on record in the past of saying and doing the same thing. Actually in 1992 Biden stated as the head of the judiciary committee, “The Senate Judiciary Committee should seriously consider not scheduling hearings on the nomination, until after the political campaign season is over.” As opined at Hot Air, Democrat Chucky Schumer is at a loss for words when trying to spin Biden’s comments. That’s a first.
We are going to hold the spineless McConnell and Senate Republicans to Mitch’s recent comment … There will be a political revolution if he goes back on these words.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a group of staunch House conservatives there isn’t “a snowball’s chance in hell” that he will back down from his opposition to confirming a Supreme Court justice before a new president is elected.
Senate Republicans on Tuesday united behind an official position on how to deal with President Obama’s expected nominee to replace the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia: no hearings, no votes and no new justice until Obama is out of office.
“Presidents have a right to nominate, just as the Senate has its constitutional right to provide or withhold consent,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a morning floor speech. “In this case, the Senate will withhold it.”
That declaration was underscored after McConnell held a closed-door meeting with Republicans sitting on the Senate Judiciary Committee. All 11 GOP panel members subsequently signed a letter pledging not to hold hearings on any replacement for Scalia until a new president is inaugurated.
Their decision not to act, they said, was “based on constitutional principle and born of a necessity to protect the will of the American people.” But Republican senators have also been emboldened in recent days by past statements from Democratic senators arguing against confirming the judicial nominees of Republican presidents in election years.
In particularly heavy rotation Tuesday was Vice President Biden’s 1992 suggestion, made when he was a senator and chairman of the Judiciary Committee, that the panel ought to “seriously consider” not holding hearings on an election-year Supreme Court nominee.
The Comedian in Chief strikes again … WHAT A SICK, SICK, SOB.
What a small, small man you are. So Barack Hussein Obama can’t seem to find the time or the class to attend the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral, but he can find the time to joke about the justice’s untimely death. Obama did so on February 22, 2016, as he delivered remarks to the National Governors Association at the White House. What’s worse, not only did this poor excuse for a president and human make the sick and pathetic joke, there were those in the room that laughed. REALLY? So this is what is funny to Obama. What a sick individual this man truly is. Never have we had such a divisive president hold the office. You will be judged one day Mr. President, and you will have a lot of explaining.
Is it any wonder why this country is as divided as it is with a president who would make such a joke? And you wonder Barack why you will never nominate a justice SCOTUS.
Just curious, what do you think the reaction would be if a Democrat president passed away in office whose name sounds like Barry Soetoro and a Republican leader made a joke about the succession of power? Yeah, that’s what I thought it would be.
The most classless president ever to hold the Office … Thanks America!
Joe Biden Said in 1992 that a President Should Not Name a SCOTUS Nominee “Once the Political Campaign Season is Underway”
EVEN BARACK OBAMA’S VP SAYS THAT OBAMA SHOULD NOT APPOINT A SCOTUS NOMINEE ONCE THE POLITICAL SEASON HAS STARTED …
Check out the VIDEO below where in 1992 Sen. Joe Biden says that a president should not nominate a SCOTUS once the political season is underway. Hmm, just how hypocritical is this White House? Barack Obama has previously filibustered previous SCOTUS nominees, but now talks a different game when the shoe is on the other foot. So did Senate Democrats. So does his VP. Biden literally stated that he not only did not want the Supreme Court Justice vacancy filled, but he also did not want the Judiciary Committee to even hold hearings on a nomination. Well how do you like that? Biden wanted President Bush to decline from making a nomination altogether. Boy aren’t the two hypocrites in the White House singing a different tune these days.
Game, Set and Match … Obama gets no say in who the next SCOTUS will be. According to Biden’s own words, if allowed, “we will be in deep trouble as a an institution.”
But when he was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in June 1992, Biden suggested Democrats should “seriously consider” not holding confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court nominee put forward by President George H.W. Bush if a justice were to retire in the final months of the presidential election year.
“The Senate Judiciary Committee should seriously consider not scheduling hearings on the nomination, until after the political campaign season is over,” Biden said in a floor address on June 25, 1992, about reforming the Supreme Court confirmation process.
We all knew that one day Joe Biden would put his foot in his mouth with all of his crazy comments. Who knew that it would be one regarding the appointment of SCOTUS nominees and would knee cap Barack Obama. As Hot Air opines, thanks Joe!
How do you spin this if you’re the White House? I guess by focusing on the calendar. Biden said this in late June, several weeks after Bill Clinton had effectively clinched the Democratic nomination. The claim here will be that when Biden said “once the political season is underway,” he meant the general election, not the primary. But there’s no reason to draw that kind of line. The possibility that the next president will fill Scalia’s vacancy is already affecting votes in the process of choosing that president. All we can do now is let the process play out. Thanks, Joe!
“Historically, this has not been viewed as a question,” Mr. Obama said last week. “There’s no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off years — that’s not in the constitutional text.”
But in a speech on the Senate floor in June 1992, Mr. Biden, then the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said there should be a different standard for a Supreme Court vacancy “that would occur in the full throes of an election year.” The president should follow the example of “a majority of his predecessors” and delay naming a replacement, Mr. Biden said. If he goes forward before then, the Senate should wait to consider the nomination.
“Some will criticize such a decision and say that it was nothing more than an attempt to save a seat on the court in hopes that a Democrat will be permitted to fill it, but that would not be our intention,” Mr. Biden said at the time. “It would be our pragmatic conclusion that once the political season is underway, and it is, action on a Supreme Court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over.
“That is what is fair to the nominee and essential to the process. Otherwise, it seems to me,” he added, “we will be in deep trouble as an institution.”
Mr. Biden’s speech came to light on Monday as the White House said Mr. Obama was poring through a thick binder of potential nominees, with an eye toward deciding on his pick within weeks. It quickly became fodder for Republicans who have suggested that the president should wait to name a successor to Justice Scalia, or that the Senate should delay considering one.
Daily Commentary – Friday, February 19, 2016 – If You Thought Yesterday’s Commentary Was Nuts, Just Think About the 27th President of the United States
- William Howard Taft was President from March 1909 to March 1913. He became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court July 1921 and served until February 1930
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OK GOP, IF THERE WAS EVER A REASON TO NOW BLACK ANY OBAMA SCOTUS NOMINEE … YOU WERE JUST PROVIDED THE REASON.
Barack Obama, what a small, little man … The White House has announced that Barack Obama will not attend the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Weasel Zippers could not have stated it any better. REALLY? what kind of a skeevy and divisive SOB must you be to be a president of the United States and not attend a SCOTUS’ funeral, especially when you plan on putting forth a judicial nominee to replaced the deceased Scalia? There is a reason why Obama is considered the most decisive president ever. He has more than earned the title. I guess Jon Lovitz was correct.
President Barack Obama is preparing for a fierce battle with the Senate over the Supreme Court vacancy, but he’s not planning to attend Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral — a decision that puzzled even some of his allies and incensed conservative media.
“If we want to reduce partisanship, we can start by honoring great public servants who we disagree with,” Obama’s former “car czar” Steven Rattner tweeted with a link to a headline about Obama skipping the funeral.
Fox News host Sean Hannity blasted out his own site’s article that dismissed the decision as disappointingly expected: “Obama To SKIP Scalia Funeral, Here’s A List Of OTHER Funerals He Was Too Busy To Attend.”
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest revealed the president’s plans during the daily briefing, saying Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will go to the Supreme Court on Friday “to pay their respects to Justice Scalia” while the justice lies in repose in the Great Hall. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden, who share Scalia’s Catholic faith, will be at the services instead.
What a sick little man who would let his political ideology get in the way of showing the respect that he should in one’s death. Is it any wonder why so many do not consider this man their president. Classless, simply classless.
Daily Commentary – Thursday, February 18, 2016 – Republicans Are Worried Now Who Obama Might Nominate To Replace Justice Scalia
- But if Republican’s delay the up or down vote, and if Hillary win’s the Presidential election, Hillary could actually nominate Obama!
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Daily Commentary – Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – With The Passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Republican’s are Panicing
- Afraid Obama will nominate a liberal replacement. The GOP antics may just backfire on them
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Donald Trump Gives Mitch McConnell & the GOP Senate Advice on Picking Next Supreme Court Justice … DELAY, DELAY, DELAY!!!
TRUMP SAYS WITH REGARDS TO OBAMA SCOTUS NOMINEES … DELAY, DELAY, DELAY!!!
This weekend during the Republican South Carolina debates Donald Trump provides GOP Senate Majority leader and the GOP Senate with some advice when it comes to picking the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States, DELAY, DELAY, DELAY. Trump stated that the death of Justice Scalia was a tremendous blow to conservatism and its a tremendous blow to our country.
“If the president, and if I were president now, I would certainly try to nominate a justice. I hope our Senate, Mitch and the entire group will be able to do something about it.”
“This is a tremendous blow to conservatism and frankly to our country. I think it’s up to Mitch to McConnell and everybody to stop it. It’s called delay, delay, delay.”
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump issued some advice to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and the rest in the Senate when filling the vacancy in the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia: “delay, delay, delay.”
The CBS News GOP debate opened Saturday night with a brief memorial and moment of science for Scalia, and the candidates were all asked about the appointment of the next justice in the wake of his death. Answering first, Trump said he was “absolutely sure” President Barack Obama would attempt to nominate a new justice before his term is finished.
Trump said that he too would “certainly want to try” to fill that vacancy if he were president.
“I hope that the Senate is going to be able, Mitch and the entire group, is going to be able to do something about it in terms of delay,” Trump said. “You could have a Diane Sykes or you could have a Bill Pryor. We have some fantastic people, but this is a tremendous blow to conservatism. It’s a tremendous blow, frankly, to our country.”
“I think it’s up to Mitch McConnell and everybody else to stop it. It’s called delay, delay, delay,” he continued.
We will see if Senate Republicans have the backbone and CO-JONES to do it.