Democrats know they are powerless to stop whoever Donald Trump nominates to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy from being confirmed to the nation’s highest court.
So they are in full desperation mode.
And Chuck Schumer made Republicans gag when he offered Trump this horrible advice.
Schumer – who is under intense pressure from the left to use every tool at his disposal to obstruct Trump’s pick – tried to troll Republicans by offering the President advice on who he should select as his Supreme Court nominee.
The Democrat Minority Leader claimed Trump should select Merrick Garland – Barack Obama’s selection to replace Justice Scalia who was blocked by the Biden rule – to fill Kennedy’s seat.
The Washington Post reports:
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) privately urged President Trump in a phone call earlier this week to nominate federal Judge Merrick B. Garland, then President Barack Obama’s third nominee to the Supreme Court who was summarily shunned by Senate Republicans in 2016, to replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.
Trump had called Schumer on Tuesday afternoon for a Supreme Court-centered conversation that lasted less than five minutes, according to a person familiar with the call. Schumer, the person said, pressed the president to name Garland to succeed Kennedy, arguing doing so would help unite the country.
Schumer doesn’t care about the country.
His only motivation for suggesting Garland is that Garland would provide the decisive fifth vote to push all hotly contested Supreme Court cases in the left’s direction.
The call lasted less than five minutes because President Trump probably laughed Schumer off the phone.
President Trump is scheduled to make his announcement on Monday and it will be one the 25 conservative jurists he released in a list last November.
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