In what is now one of the most hotly contested debates in Washington — Donald Trump might have a much larger problem on his hands in his quest to fill Ruth ‘s. Supreme Court seat. According to both Senator(s) Murkowski and Susan Collins — both intend to defect on the vote that will either confirm or delay Trump ‘s presumptive nominee to the Supreme Court.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss vaccines and protecting public health during the coronavirus pandemic on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
Both Senators have made it abundantly clear that the precedent previously set by GOP ‘ers back when Scalia died must be followed. In fact, it was the Republicans at the time who entirely set that precedent by refusing to confirm Obama ‘s then nominee because it was close to an election. That was an entire 8 months out — this is all but two months or so out.
The battle to confirm Trump ‘s nominee hinges on the far-rights hopes to pack the Supreme Court to further radicalize their agenda across America. Trump ‘s entire Presidency and policy has elevated the right’s desire to turn-back-the-block on America rather than forward. A delay of a nominee until after the election would mean a fair attempt to nominate someone —- which usually should be done by a President however not as political motivation weeks ahead of an election.