Supreme Court nominations are always the hardest fought battles in American politics.
And maybe the biggest brawl over a Supreme Court nomination is on tap.
That’s because one MSNBC host made this shocking prediction about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement.
Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III – who is the grandson of former New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy – announced his intention to challenge incumbent Democrat Senator Ed Markey in the primary.
This upset MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host and RINO former Congressman Joe Scarborough.
Scarborough whined that liberal activists and interest groups would put money into the race to defend Markey – both Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Markey – when that money – according to Scarborough – could be put to better use defeating Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump.
“But in the year of Donald Trump, every dollar that is spent on that primary will be a dollar not spent on trying to defeat Donald Trump. Every dollar spent on that primary will be a dollar that will not be available to defeat Mitch McConnell.” Scarborough continued, “Every dollar spent in that primary will be a dollar spent and not maintaining the Democrats very tenuous hold on controlling the House of Representatives. Why now does Joe Kennedy decide he wants to take out one of the most progressive, one of the most respected Democratic voices in the Senate, who matches his constituents in Massachusetts?”
Scarborough went on to explain why not only defeating Donald Trump – but also dethroning Mitch McConnell as Senate Majority Leader was so important.
And it all came down to the courts.
“…Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump, if they control the Senate and win, will shape the judiciary for the next 50 years. They’re already shaping it for the next generation. I mean, Democrats have to start getting responsible. There are people in these presidential polls that are sitting at 0%, 0%, when they could get elected senator in their home states, in red states. And they’re not moving. At some point, put your country first,” Scarborough continued.
It’s not just the lower courts Scarborough is referring to.
The Republican Senate has confirmed over 150 Trump judicial nominees.
But the big prize is always the Supreme Court.
And all the speculation centers on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s future.
The 86-year-old Ginsburg dealt with four different bouts of cancer over the last decade and many court watchers believe she is willing herself to stay on the court in the hopes a Democrat wins in 2020.
Scarborough is worried that if Donald Trump wins re-election and the Republicans maintain control of the Senate, the left will be powerless to stop whatever young, conservative nominee Trump picks to replace Ginsburg.
Donald Trump swapping out left-wing dialogue Ruth Bader Ginsburg for a conservative stalwart would likely put a Supreme Court majority for the left out of reach for over a generation.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.