The biggest moment of the 2020 presidential campaign may be about to take place.
No one in Washington is prepared for what could happen.
This Republican senator dropped one big hint about a Supreme Court vacancy.
RINO Senator Lindsey Graham is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In an interview on “Full Court Press With Greta Van Susteren,” Graham hinted at a vacancy on the Supreme Court by explaining that Republicans would swiftly confirm whoever President Trump nominated to fill a seat on the Supreme Court.
“Well, Merrick Garland was a different situation. You had the president of one party nominating, and you had the Senate in the hands of the other party. A situation where you’ve got them both would be different. I don’t want to speculate, but I think appointing judges is a high priority for me in 2020,” Graham said. “If you look into the history of the country, there had not been an occasion where somebody was confirmed in a presidential election year after primary started when you had divided government,” Graham told Van Susteren.
If anyone would have inside information on a Supreme Court vacancy, it would be Graham.
That’s because Graham chairs the committee that would handle any Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation hearing.
Graham was not the only Republican that planned to push forward on judicial confirmations.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that the Republican Senate would plow ahead with confirming Donald Trump’s judicial nominees.
“As soon as we get back in session, we’ll start confirming judges again. We need to have hearings, and we need to confirm judges. … The pandemic will not prevent us from achieving that goal,” McConnell declared. “My motto for the year is leave no vacancy behind. That hasn’t changed.”
Whenever Republicans discuss confirming a new Supreme Court justice, speculation immediately turns to conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Thomas is 71 years old.
And polls show Joe Biden leading Donald Trump and Democrats with a chance to win back control of the Senate.
If Democrats won the 2020 election, that could mean they would control judicial nominations through 2028.
Some conservatives think Thomas should step down now so Trump can nominate a younger replacement.
At some point, Democrats will win the presidency.
Whether it be in 2020, 2024 or 2028, there will be a Democrat in the Oval Office.
Justice Thomas has said he has no intention of retiring and plans to serve 20 or 30 more years.
But there are conservatives that don’t want to take any chances.
If a Democrat president replaces Thomas with a left-wing ideologue, that will cement liberal control of the Supreme Court for up to 40 years.
America could not survive that nightmare of judicial tyranny.
Until the election comes and goes and Donald Trump is sworn in for a second term or leaves Washington after being defeated, the speculation about Thomas’s future and potential retirement will not go away.
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