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Chuck Schumer says Donald Trump should replace Neil Gorsuch with a ‘mainstream nominee’

April 2, 2017

 The Democrats are still upset that the Republicans did not give Merrick Garland a confirmation hearing and they are taking it out on Neil Gorsuch. Honestly I do not blame them because in all likelihood I would probably, nay definitely, do the same thing if I were in their shoes.

  However, all they had to do was win the election and this would not be an issue. But of course they lost the election because they rigged the primary in order to nominate one of the least liked and least trustworthy candidates in modern political history. That is something they would like to forget…

  Chuck Schumer appeared on Meet the Press today and he said that Neil Gorsuch should be replaced by a more “mainstream nominee” if he cannot get the 60 votes needed for confirmation. Here is what he said:

“Let me make a proposal here to maybe break this problem that we have, okay? It looks like Gorsuch will not reach the 60-vote margin. So instead of changing the rules, which is up to Mitch McConnell and the Republican majority, why doesn’t President Trump, Democrats, and Republicans in the Senate, sit down, and try to come up with a mainstream nominee? Look, when a nominee doesn’t get 60 votes, you shouldn’t change the rules, you should change the nominee.

And let’s just take, give me one minute here, because this is important, let’s just look at the history, okay?”

“Our nominee was Merrick Garland, Mitch McConnell broke 230 years of precedent and didn’t call him up for a vote,” he continued. “It wasn’t in the middle of an election campaign, it was March.

  It is funny but I do not remember Chuck Schumer railing against Harry Reid when he invoked the nuclear option to confirm Barack Obama’s appointments when they could not receive the needed 60 votes–a move Harry Reid said the Republicans should thank him for if they ever regained power. (Let me be the first to say thank you.) There was no cry from the Democrats back then to change the nominee not the rules.

  The confirmation process is supposed to be about determining whether or not a candidate is qualified for the position and Neil Gorsuch is clearly qualified, the Democrats are merely opposing him for political reasons–something Chuck Schumer railed against when Merrick Garland was nominated by Barack Obama. 

  And as far as not having a nominee have a confirmation hearing being unprecedented, it is but only because the Democrats never had a chance to oppose a Bush appointee in his last year in office. In 2007 the very same Chuck Schumer was a leading voice in not allowing George Bush to have a Supreme Court Justice approved in his last year in office when he said:

“We should not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court, except in extraordinary circumstances,” Schumer, a New York Democrat, said in prepared remarks to the American Constitution Society, a liberal legal organization.

  Funny how his position changes depending on who is in power, isn’t it?

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. petermac3 permalink
    April 2, 2017 7:28 pm

    Shmuker is a hypocritical turd and The Donald should tell him to go shit in his hat.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. April 2, 2017 7:47 pm

    Already tired of that creep, he’s repulsive Steve! Like you putting Hilly pics up! Stomach turning 😱 (a total enemy of decency) ~ he’s the only one who cares what he has to say! and those who are the ant slaves, of course who are struck w/ the Dem* virus! worse than Kool-aid.

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  3. Bruce permalink
    April 2, 2017 8:13 pm

    What Chucky is really saying is that Trump should replace his entire adminstration with one Hillary would choose, with Maxine Waters as Chief of Staff

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Dr. Jeff permalink
    April 2, 2017 10:39 pm

    I cannot imagine Chuckie Schumer approving any judge who is actually mainstream. He wants a judge in the Obama/Hillary mold, that is; un American and against Western Civilization in general. He wants more racist bigots like Sotomayor.

    Schumer is a smirking crap weasel, who’s mother should have strangled him at birth.

    Can you tell I’ve got some really negative feelings about him?

    Liked by 2 people

    • April 3, 2017 5:32 am

      His ideal of mainstream is someone on the far left and nobody other than Garland is going to be acceptable to him.


  5. April 2, 2017 11:35 pm

    What is interesting is the religious make up of the SC. There was a 6-3 split – six Catholics and three Jews Justices. Justice Sotomayor, is a liberal Catholic and votes with Justices Kagan, Breyer, and Ginsburg. Garland is a Jew and this is what Chuck (dual citizen) wants. Unfortunately many Jews are extreme liberals with a different life philosophy then Christians. They are Jews first which is different from other people in the U.S. This might be OK in Israel but it is destroying the U.S. I do not want to be prejudice, but I think the majority of Christians have been fooled into not challenging Jews and their world view.

    Gorsuch is a Catholic and because of his upbringing and the schools and university, Harvard, he attended he fits in with the establishment. If you wanted to change the SC you could have found a conservative Christian who was not educated in the eastern establishment. You don’t see or hear Christians complaining about Gorsuch! And that is very telling about our society and what we have given up

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    • Dr. Jeff permalink
      April 3, 2017 12:36 am

      What makes their life philosophy different is that they are Liberals. That is a basic perversion of the Judeo Christian ethic at the heart of our country.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Brittius permalink
    April 3, 2017 4:49 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

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