The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh seemed to bring Republicans together.
Anti-Trump Republicans became strong allies of Trump overnight.
But one top Republican just announced his plans to betray Trump.
Trump Vs. The Republican Party
President Donald Trump didn’t just beat the Democrats in 2016.
He beat the establishment in the Republican Party.
They are just as much, if not more, an enemy of Trump than the Democrats.
President Trump had to fight tooth-and-nail to take over the Republican Party, which he largely has.
In doing so, he ended up on the wrong side of many Republicans who don’t agree with his America First message.
But some of those Republicans are coming around.
Most recent was Sen. Lindsey Graham, who seemed to become a hero overnight by standing up for Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Another Republican who shined through the process was Sen. Chuck Grassley.
As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he led the charge in Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Grassley Betrays Trump
However, speaking to Fox News, Grassley said he will not take up another Trump Supreme Court nominee during an election year.
He based this reasoning on the blocking of Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, in 2016.
Because Republicans had control of the House and Senate, they were able to block his nomination.
The goal was to let the election play out and see who the voters elected to take control of the White House and both Houses.
Republicans were only able to block his nomination because they controlled both Houses.
And it is a fair assumption that Democrats would do the same.
Despite that, Grassley is saying he will betray the President.
And as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he holds a lot of power on this.
A Surprising Person Defends Trump
But while Grassley is ready to betray Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t.
He says he will support confirming any Supreme Court nominee put forward by Trump during an election year.
Of course, that will only matter if Republicans keep control of the Senate.
But if they do, McConnell can push it forward even if Grassley chooses to sit on his hands.
This is a surprising development considering McConnell hasn’t been the strongest ally of the Trump administration.
He is a firm supporter of the establishment Republicans, while Trump is the anti-establishment.
This just shows how much Trump has taken over the Republican Party.
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