Lindsey Graham was on Sean Hannity Monday night and he explained that he’s on board with the Trump Train to Supreme Court City. He said that the GOP now have the votes they need.
The other losers, Chuck Grassley and Corey Gardner, are also on board now.
Two more key GOP senators have joined ranks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in his controversial move to fill the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat.
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), who represents a crucial seat in Republicans’ fight to keep the Senate and who is trailing former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) in the polls, announced on Monday night that he would support a vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court.
“I have and will continue to support judicial nominees who will protect our Constitution, not legislate from the bench, and uphold the law,” Gardner said in a statement. “Should a qualified nominee who meets this criteria be put forward, I will vote to confirm.”
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who said in 2018 that he would not allow a SCOTUS vacancy to be filled in 2020 if he were still chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee “if the ball’s the same as it is” when former President Barack Obama tried to appoint Merrick Garland, told Des Moines Register on Monday that “once the hearings are underway, it’s my responsibility to evaluate the nominee on the merits, just as I always have.”
“While there was ambiguity about the American people’s will for the direction of the Supreme Court in 2016 under a divided government, there is no such ambiguity in 2020,” Grassley said.
The only remaining holdouts, saying that we need to be polite to the Democrats, are the Nefarious Cunt Double-Duo: Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.
Jeff Flake is no longer in the Senate.
Mitt Romney of course could try to sabotage, but he hasn’t said he will.
It’s possible this could all get successfully rushed through, just in the nick of time.
Ultimately, however, it doesn’t matter – because Democrats are openly saying that they’ll stack the court.
So it literally doesn’t even make a difference at all, frankly.