Here are some very astute moves that Donald trump could make as he considers his potential Supreme Court moves over the next four years. President-Elect Trump is looking at one seat to fill immediately, with possibly two more during his tenure. There is a tool the Democrats used, the Nuclear Option, that he may well consider. It is fraught with issues. This is well explained and explored in this excellent article.
As Written By Susan Crabtree for Washington Examiner:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell feels vindicated for successfully blocking Merrick Garland, President Obama’s choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy for nearly a year. But Democrats aren’t likely to let such an aggressive move slide, and the payback could get ugly with other high-court vacancies likely during Trump’s first term.
Incoming Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is known for playing hardball so President-elect Donald Trump and Senate Republicans now have to carefully plot their next move in the high-stakes game of filling the critical lifetime post.
This week after the election, Washington is filled with talk that McConnell could up the ante on Democrats and go “nuclear,” changing Senate rules to require a simple majority instead of 60 votes to end a filibuster of a president’s high court pick.
Here are three other ways Republicans and Trump could turn the table on Democrats and make them rethink any plans to block Trump’s nominees and retaliate against McConnell: ……..
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