With the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Rosh Hashanah, democrats were catapulted into a night mare of epic proportions. The news caused them to completely throw off all restraint (although they were already near that with the COVID fakery and riots they’ve orchestrated), and threaten American citizens with dire consequences if President Trump and the Senate perform their constitutional duty and confirm a new Supreme Court Justice.
Forgetting their words in 2016, and Ginsburg’s own comments about such a replacement at such a time, the left has promised severe retribution if the laws of the land are carried out… because they apparently hate and despise the law and want to rewrite it to favor their socialist slave-state.
Senate GOP Conference Chairman John Barrasso called on President Trump and his Senate colleagues to summarily move forward on a nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, warning that whether or not they do so, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and his Democratic caucus will “blow up the Senate” if they take power in 2021.
The senator also said that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, D-N.Y., presence at a Schumer press conference earlier in the day is more proof she is the “de facto speaker of the House” and is a sign of what is to come in the Democratic Party.
“We’re here to protect the rights of women — their rights to their body, to choose, their rights to health care and equality would go down the drain if that wish were not realized,” Schumer said. “A court with a kind of nominee President Trump will choose will undo all of that and not make global warming less likely but more likely and it will come quicker… We do not want to turn the clock back. And we only need two more senators who will abide by RGB’s wish. Two said it. We need two more.”
[This is not true. Women are not protected by laws that allow biological men to compete in their sports… and murdering an unborn child has nothing to do with “health care.”]
Barrasso, R-Wyo., noted on “Fox News @ Night” that when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., balked at scheduling a hearing for President Obama’s 2016 SCOTUS nominee, D.C. Circuit Judge Merrick B. Garland, it was on account of “the Biden Rule.”
In 1992, the current Democratic presidential nominee was a U.S. senator from Delaware, who took to the floor and made a speech calling on the legislative body not to hold any potential hearings for nominees offered by then-President George H.W. Bush.
McConnell wrote in a Friday letter that the Biden rule has no effect on a situation wherein both the presidency and the Senate are of the same party. He highlighted how, in 1888, Democratic President Grover Cleveland was the last commander in chief to nominate a jurist during a state of divided government in an election year.
On the “Fox News @ Night” special, Barrasso said that if the Democrats held both the presidency and the Senate, they would not be circumspect and instead rush forward through the nomination process.
“The one question Senator [Benjamin] Cardin[, D-Md.,] wouldn’t answer [in the previous block] was what’s Chuck Schumer going to do. Let me be clear – he continued – if the Democrats win the White House and the Senate and have the House, they will change the rules and they will blow up the Senate.”
“They have an entire war room working on this and they will expand the number of members of Supreme Court regardless of what the Republicans and President Trump do,” the Wyoming Republican added.
To that extent, Barrasso said that Democrats hope to also give the District of Columbia statehood, all but guaranteeing two new Democratic senators — which he referred to as “stack[ing] the Senate.”
During the prior interview, Cardin noted, however, that the last time a Supreme Court vacancy occurred this close to a presidential election was 156 years ago.
That year, Chief Justice Roger Taney of Maryland – who led the court during the infamous Dred Scott decision – died with 27 days to go before President Lincoln’s reelection bid in 1864.
Lincoln, once having won reelection, nominated his former Treasury secretary, ex-Sen. Salmon P. Chase, R-Ohio, who was confirmed as the next chief justice.
Axios took the time to outline the “war” plan threatened by the left”:
Furious Democrats are considering total war — profound changes to two branches of government, and even adding stars to the flag — if Republicans jam through a Supreme Court nominee then lose control of the Senate.
On the table: Adding Supreme Court justices … eliminating the Senate’s 60-vote threshold to end filibusters … and statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico. “If he holds a vote in 2020, we pack the court in 2021,” Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) tweeted.
⚡ On ABC’s “This Week,” George Stephanopoulos asked Speaker Pelosi about the possibility of impeaching President Trump or Attorney General Barr as a way to stall a Supreme Court confirmation in a post-election lame-duck session.
- Pelosi replied: “Well, we have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now.”
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on a call with his caucus yesterday, after a moment of silence for Justice Ginsburg:
- If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “and Senate Republicans move forward with this, then nothing is off the table for next year.”
Let’s unpack what that means:
- The most controversial of the proposed changes would be adding two more justices to the court. House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler tweeted yesterday: “If Sen. McConnell and @SenateGOP were to force through a nominee during the lame duck session — before a new Senate and President can take office — then the incoming Senate should immediately move to expand the Supreme Court.”
- At the funeral in July for Rep. John Lewis, President Obama called the filibuster rule — which requires a 60-vote supermajority, instead of a simple majority, to advance legislation — a “Jim Crow relic.”
- Trying to turn the federal district into a state would be a constitutional thicket, but Democrats are talking anew about pushing statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico. Capturing the anything-goes spirit among Democrats amid the Supreme Court fight, one party strategist texted me: “Guam want in?”
P.S. Brian Fallon — executive director of the progressive group Demand Justice and a former top Schumer aide and Justice Department official — distilled the Democratic game plan:
Others point out that that is EXACTLY what the GOP should do… now:
- Confirm a nominee.
- After the election, immediately create a law that sets the number of Supreme Court Justices to 11.
- Immediately choose and confirm two more justices picked by President Trump.
Otherwise, look for complete slavery if democrats ever take control of the legislature and presidency again.