Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal issued a stark warning to his liberal colleagues this week; saying the left-wing legislators will “answer to history” should they vote to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
“We were given very little chance of sustaining the Affordable Care Act and we did because the American people made their voices heard and our challenge is to elicit and enlist the American people in same kind of grassroots expression,” Blumenthal said Wednesday.
“They’ll have to answer to history for their votes long after the next election and memories fade about almost every other vote,” Blumenthal added. “They’ll be remembered for what they did here and they know it.”
The President announced his decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Monday evening; setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown with Congressional Democrats who have already pledged to sink the confirmation process.
BREAKING: President Trump Picks BRETT KAVANAUGH to Join Supreme Court
President Trump officially unveiled his pick to replace outgoing Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court Monday night; announcing his decision to nominate federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh currently sits on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which commonly rules on hot-button issues and major cases regarding federal law.
The 53-year-old judge was nominated to the circuit court by former President George W. Bush and confirmed back in 2006 by a 57-36 vote.
The President’s comments come after days of fevered speculation surrounding the nation’s highest court with swing-vote Anthony Kennedy announcing his planned retirement just weeks ago.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowed to fight the President’s nominee Monday night, saying her party will work hard to “avenge President Obama,” whose Supreme Court pick Merrick Garland stalled throughout the confirmation process.
BOOKER GOES OFF: Cory Warns of ‘CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS’ Over Trump’s Court Pick
Democrat Senator Cory Booker unloaded on President Trump’s nominee to join the Supreme Court late Monday evening; saying Judge Brett Kavanaugh would likely be the Commander-in-Chief’s ‘get out of jail free card’ should he be confirmed.
Booker was speaking with reporters on the steps of the Supreme Court when he was asked to comment on Trump’s pick; saying the potential justice could spark a “constitutional crisis.”
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“First of all, you need to understand that this was the only pick among the entire list that explicitly said the President shouldn’t be the subject of a criminal investigation,” said Booker.
“The President is saying I have a chance to now make sure the Supreme Court gets me a ‘Get out of jail free card,’” he added. “We in the Senate are concerned about avoiding a constitutional crisis.”