Democrats Threaten to Block Trump’s Supreme Court Nominees

By Ashe Schow/Observer Online

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 30:  The courtroom of he U.S. Supreme Court  is seen September 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court will return for a new term on Monday, October 3.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 30: The courtroom of he U.S. Supreme Court is seen September 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court will return for a new term on Monday, October 3. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

There was a time when Democrats advocated blocking Supreme Court vacancies at the end of a presidency. But now that a Republican president is about to be inaugurated, the parties have reversed the positions that they held when a Democrat was about to become president.

The problem for Democrats now, however, is that they aren’t going to be the majority party in Congress when President-elect Donald Trump assumes office. So, they can whine and run to their sympathizers in the media about how terrible Trump’s SCOTUS nominee will be, but there’s not much they can do about it, and they have themselves to blame.

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer is one of the most hypocritical politicians on the subject of SCOTUS nominees. A year and a half before President George W. Bush left office, Schumer told an audience that he didn’t want the Senate to confirm any Bush SCOTUS picks “except in extraordinary circumstances.”

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