Obama in 2016: “When there is a vacancy on the SCOTUS, the President is to nominate someone, the Senate is to consider that nomination. There’s no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off-years. That’s not in the Constitution text.”
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in 2016 that there is “nothing in the Constitution” that prevents a president from filling a vacant seat on the high court in his final year in office. Ginsburg’s words came to pass, President Trump picking up your replacement, R.I.P
John Cornyn in 2016: “I believe the American people deserve to have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice, and the best way to ensure that happens is to have the Senate consider a nomination made by the next President.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was pushed through to become a supreme court justice just 42 days out from an election. Democrats are claiming justice should not be named 45 days before an election do to the corruption driven by democrats we won’t know the results of an election in 45 days we may not know it for months or longer and the supreme court nominee could be key to that #MailVoterFraud
The president has the right to nominate a Supreme Court justice. The president is also the president for the entire four years. Not three. His powers go until he is either re-elected or has to leave the position. There is no rule or law stating he can’t do so. So shut the fuck up lefties. We have a country to save and a seat to fill.
With a 53-47 Senate majority, Republicans can afford for even all 3 RINOs — Romney, Collins and Murkowski — to defect on a pre-election SCOTUS vote. As president of the Senate, Pence can ride in and break a 50-50 tie.
SEN. TED CRUZ: “I believe the president should next week nominate a successor to the court and I think it is critical the Senate takes up and confirms that successor before election day.”
The Constitution does not specify qualifications for Justices such as age, education, profession, or native-born citizenship. A Justice does not have to be a lawyer or a law school graduate, but all Justices have been trained in the law. Many of the 18th and 19th century Justices studied law under a mentor because there were few law schools in the country.