Looks like they forgot about Garland. Democrats never will.
It started with the decision in Bush v. Gore to end the 2000 Florida recounts. It was decided strictly based on which party appointed the justices. It was a very poor decision and cast doubt on the election.
In 2013, he Senate Democrats under Harry Reid eliminated the 60 vote threshold for justices except for the Supreme Court. I think he had to do this because Republicans were blocking Obama’s nominees. If he hadn’t, Trump would have even more judicial openings. Republicans stole a Supreme Court seat from Obama and I will never forgive them. This has really politicized the process.
Now that Republicans are in charge, they have eliminated the “blue slip” tradition.
They eliminated the threshold for Supreme Courts justices. They are picking extreme conservatives (Gorsuch and Kavanaugh). If there is a vacancy in the last year of Trump’s presidency (2020), it would be extremely wrong and hypocritical if Republicans tried to fill it.
At some point in the future, Democrats will have a chance to select Supreme Court justices. Their base will demand that they pick extreme liberals.
30 or 40 years from now, the Court will be all extreme liberals and conservatives and there will be no moderates or compromises. Every decision will be along party lines. You can thank the Republicans for this.
The Supreme Court Is Coming Apart
The Kavanaugh nomination is another big step in the politicization of the Supreme Court
Kavanaugh is unpopular but Republicans don’t care and will push the nomination through just like McConnell says.
Republicans will push the nomination through regardless of what happens at a hearing.
I knew he couldn’t keep his mouth shut on Dr. Ford. His real character (or lack of it) always comes out. The man has no compassion or empathy. He just knows how to attack people. Let’s not forget that he has been accused by over a dozen women of sexual assault, I believe the women.
Obviously, Republicans will do anything to get this unpopular nominee confirmed. I don’t know why any woman would vote for a Republican in 2018.
I bet she still votes for Kavanaugh:
The Republicans just want to push the nomination through. There is no deadline – it’s all artificial,. They wouldn’t even give Garland a hearing. Their conditions for Ford to testify are not reasonable. The FBI should investigate (like it did for Thomas) and other witnesses should be called.
Even with that, I would still testify if I was Ford so she could tell everyone about the unfair conditions that were placed upon her. If Kavanaugh is innocent, he should welcome an FBI review and witness testimony. Would Ford go through all of this (including death threats) if she made the incident up? I really doubt that.
Republicans will regret their continued shabby treatment of women if they vote on the nomination without Ford’s testimony and an FBI investigation