The following quote is from Shakespeare’s Macbeth Act 5, Scene 5:
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more, It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Actually it sounds like Democratic Party leaders complaining about the retirement of Justice Kennedy.
The Gateway Pundit reported yesterday:
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer immediately pushed back on Trump’s plan to get his nominee to replace Justice Kennedy confirmed before the midterm elections.
Schumer demanded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) abide by the ‘Biden Rule’ when deciding to confirm a Supreme Court Justice.
The ‘Biden Rule’ essentially calls for confirmations to be halted during an election year.
McConnell cited the ‘Biden Rule’ when deciding not to consider Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, before the 2016 election. Thankfully, McConnell opened the door for Justice Neil Gorsuch to be nominated by President Trump.
The Republicans should not acquiesce to the Democrats’ demands. Confirm President Trump’s next Justice nominee as soon as possible.
Schumer laughably said if the Senate confirms a Justice during the election year, it would be the “height of hypocrisy.”
Presidential election years are different from midterm election years. Obama’s second SCOTUS nominee, Elena Kagan was confirmed in August of 2010, an election year.
This is nothing more than political posturing in an attempt to motivate Democrat voters in the midterm elections. We can expect all sorts of scare tactics about the Supreme Court taking away our freedoms to follow the initial hysteria.
Whoever the new justice is, he has the possibility of moving us back toward a republic governed by a Constitution rather than by how certain justices feel on any given day.