Chuck Schumer said that Senate Democrats “will use every tool in the toolkit” to prevent or delay Republicans from filling the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The Senate Minority Leader’s comments came on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” on Tuesday.
“We have tactical options to slow them down,” Schumer explained. “We will use every tool in the toolkit.”
"We will use every tool in the tool kit," Senate Minority Leader Schumer says, discussing Democrats' strategy for blocking the GOP push to fill Justice Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat. "Our No.1 goal [is] to slow it down to give us more time to convince the American people." pic.twitter.com/ICiIgKmUeK
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 23, 2020
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He continued, “Now, admittedly, McConnell has changed things, changed the rules, so we have fewer tools and they’re less sharp, but every tool we have we will use.
“Today, we delayed committees going into effect. We had the right to do that and we did it.”
“Tonight, we’re on the floor taking up all the time on the floor to talk about how bad this potential nominee — and there will be many other things that we can use,” Schumer vowed. “You’ll see them in the days ahead.”
Officially confirmed on the floor of the Senate:
There is no precedent for confirming a Supreme Court nominee this close to a presidential election.
We are fighting this power grab. pic.twitter.com/YilPO77V8H
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 23, 2020
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Democrats Forge Unified Front Against Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee
Schumer’s plans are just the latest example of Democratic leaders coming out in force against President Trump doing his constitutional duty to nominate a justice to fill the newly opened seat.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is calling for the SCOTUS choice to be delayed until after the election.
This, despite the Obama administration nominating judge Merrick Garland for an open seat on the high court right before the 2016 presidential election.
A Republican-controlled Senate blocked President Obama’s nominee.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went on a wild rant Monday about the alleged threat to America’s “children” Trump’s court choice poses.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 22, 2020
“They are on a path to undo the Affordable Care Act. They are on a path to undo a woman’s right to choose,” Pelosi told MSNBC.
Pelosi added, “They’re coming after your children. Protect your children from what they are trying to do in this court.”
There’s no telling what kinds of unhinged things Democrats will continue to say and do as this process moves forward.
President Trump has said he will name his Supreme Court nominee at 5 PM ET on Saturday.
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