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Is Mitch McConnell behind the push to nominate Raymond Kethledge to the Supreme Court?

July 8, 2018

  For days it has looked more and more like Raymond Kethledge is the front runner for the nomination to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. This is not a popular pick with conservatives for his wishy-washy stance on immigration, and his conservative credentials are in question, so why the push for his nomination?

  According to this story Mitch McConnell is behind the push for these very reasons. He does not want a “consistent conservative” because he does not want to fight for him in an election year and he thinks Raymond Kethledge can get the votes of some Democrats.  On top of that he is trying to urge the President away from solid conservative candidates, here is more:

Breitbart News has learned that, in private conversations with left-leaning reporters, McConnell is pushing the notion that Judge Raymond Kethledge will be unlikely to raise the ire of his Senate colleagues, potentially sparing him a confirmation battle in an election year.

“McConnell has said he does not want a SCOTUS battle in an election year,” a source familiar with McConnell’s off-the-record conversations with at least one journalist told Breitbart News. “He thinks Kethledge would be easy to confirm because Kethledge is not a consistent conservative.”

According to the New York Times, McConnell has made “multiple phone calls” to the president and White House Counsel Don McGhan urging them to nix conservatives like Judge Amy Barrett.

  For years conservatives have dreamed of gaining a solid majority on the Supreme Court and with the retirement of Anthony Kennedy it looked as if the chance was finally here and now we have Mitch McConnell willing to throw the chance away because he does not have what it takes to fight for what he tells us he believes in. He would rather replace Anthony Kennedy with a clone candidate rather than fight for a conservative candidate and this is what is wrong with the establishment Republicans.

  It is now being reported by The New York Times that Raymond Kethledge has been ruled out by the President for his stance on immigration and hopefully this is accurate and Mitch McConnell has not swayed the President into making a mistake for the sake of keeping the status quo. It is time for Mitch McConnell to put on his big boy pants and stand up and fight.

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  1. July 8, 2018 10:45 pm

    Each of the Supreme Court potential nominees has handlers that are pushing their chosen candidate. The RINOs do not want an originalist conservative in the fashion of Gorsuch.

    The left is also again striking fear by bringing up Roe. The problem with this is found in a recent denial by the Supreme Court to hear an abortion related case.

    “The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to an Arkansas law that has the effect of ending medication abortions in the state…None of the Supreme Court’s liberal justices voiced an objection to the cert denial.” ABA Journal

    The left may let cases go by as long as there is not a direct challenge to Roe. Chief Justice Roberts may allow this so the court maintains its civility and overall equanimity.

    The real fight will occur when Ruthie passes on.x

    Here is a video on Judge Barrett

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    • July 9, 2018 5:37 am

      I understand why Trump released his list but that might have been a mistake because it has given the liberals a head start on an attack plan for all the candidates and we are seeing it with Barrett. I thought there were no religious tests?!
      honestly I don’t see Roe being overturned and think this is just a scare tactic, Roberts isn’t going to go against precedent if he is the deciding vote.

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  2. July 9, 2018 7:46 am

    What happened to all this vetting we had for a couple of years? We drank the kool-aid and should have figured that the the first pick was a replacement pick, let it ride…but this one is a biggie and now the conservatives are running around this past week playing catch up telling us what their real records are…unless we get the woman candidate, I wouldn’t count on anything..
    This Kavanaugh is so outrageous it is sickening. And this one is almost as bad if not worse… open borders it looks like for him.

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    • July 9, 2018 6:47 pm

      I agree, the Dems didn’t fight the first one too hard because he was replacing a conservative but in this case they are going to come out swinging. I have been reading he is open borders as well. I am not getting a good feeling about this but we will know soon enough.

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      • July 9, 2018 8:11 pm

        Fox is leaning tonite toward Kavanuagh..afraid we are going to get sucker punched.

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      • July 10, 2018 5:33 am

        We did…

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  3. July 9, 2018 10:58 pm

    Are you surprised? Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

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    • July 10, 2018 5:34 am

      I read this morning Anthony Kennedy pushed Trump for this guy when he told him her was going to retire, I wonder if this was part of the deal.

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      • July 10, 2018 2:39 pm

        hmmm.
        My he be used to ‘help’ restore Goodness (not ‘interpreted by the Lie machine). 😊
        At least Kennedy didn’t go out like Scalia, that could’ve been a ‘deal’ too!
        Here’s this:
        https://www.npr.org/2018/07/09/626164904/who-is-brett-kavanaugh-president-trumps-pick-for-the-supreme-court

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      • July 10, 2018 6:47 pm

        Thanks for the link.

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