The current Supreme Court was not kind to Donald Trump and his supporters.
Justices delivered one set of bad news after another by handing the left a series of landmark wins.
And now matters are worse after Donald Trump was blindsided by this major Supreme Court betrayal.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed she hid the fact that her cancer returned for four months and is now receiving chemotherapy to treat the disease.
At 87 years old, Ginsburg is the oldest justice on the Supreme Court and many in Washington wonder how much longer she can serve before her poor health forces her to retire.
Pundits, elected officials and activists believe Ginsburg is hanging on in hopes Joe Biden wins the election so a Democrat can nominate a far-left radical to replace her.
But Republicans and Democrats alike are preparing for the possibility that Ginsburg could step down before the election.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is already on record saying he intended to fill a vacancy if one occurred in 2020 because unlike 2016, President Trump is not a lame-duck and his party also controls the Senate.
Republicans have 53 Senate seats so they can only afford three defections in any confirmation fight.
Already, two Republicans have come out against filling an election year vacancy.
Pro-abortion and Never Trump RINO Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski – who also voted against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation – announced she would oppose any election year confirmation.
“When Republicans held off Merrick Garland it was because nine months prior to the election was too close, we needed to let people decide. And I agreed to do that. If we now say that months prior to the election is OK when nine months was not, that is a double standard and I don’t believe we should do it,” Murkowski stated. “So I would not support it.”
Former Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley also came out against confirming a possible nominee from President Trump in 2020 citing the precedent from 2016.
NBC News reported that “Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the former Judiciary Committee chairman who blocked Garland and shepherded the confirmation of Trump’s two justices, said he ‘couldn’t move forward with it’ if he were in charge, suggesting it would backtrack on his 2016 standard.”
Some Republicans may be intimidated by Democrats’ threats to retaliate against any election year Supreme Court confirmation by packing the court with up to six new liberal justices.
Virginia Senator Tim Kaine broadcast that warning to NBC News.
“If they show that they’re unwilling to respect precedent, rules and history, then they can’t feign surprise when others talk about using a statutory option that we have that’s fully constitutional in our availability,” Kaine told NBC News. “I don’t want to do that. But if they act in such a way, they may push it to an inevitability. So they need to be careful about that.”
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