Slightly off this subject, but in regard to Trump “nominees,” i.e., Kavanaugh/SC …
My NJ Sen. Robert Menendez replies re the Kavanaugh nomination that he will vote against him, but also this interesting thinking –
Furthermore, prior to the 2016 elections, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withheld the vote on President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, for over nine months. The Senate eventually voted instead on President Trump’s nominee – Neil Gorsuch, whose nomination I did not support – after a contentions process where Majority Leader McConnell invoked the “nuclear option” to change the rules and ultimately confirm the nomination. With this precedent in mind, I believe that the Senate should not vote on a Supreme Court nominee until after the American people have had their voices heard in the November 2018 elections.
and here’s Sen. Booker on Kavanaugh –
On Monday, July 9, 2018, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to sit on the Supreme Court as an associate justice. He currently is a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. I firmly believe the Senate Committee on the Judiciary should not move forward on his nomination and reject it for a number of reasons.
Not that I would trust either Menendez or Booker –