Not content with telling fellow Democrat Senators they should risk losing their seats for no good reason, Dick Durbin has issued these two tweets about Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh and President Trump’s supposed reason for nominating him:
“in light of the ongoing Russia investigation, is it a coincidence that President Trump picked a nominee who has expressed staunch opposition to criminal investigations of sitting Presidents?”
“And just in time, the President has found a Supreme Court nominee who argues Presidents should not be distracted with criminal investigations and prosecutions while in office.”
As in the previous blog, let’s suppose that Senator Durbin is exactly right (NOTE: we do so even though the mueller “investigation”, after over a year, has gotten exactly nowhere). Let’s assume that President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, in part, because he thinks it will benefit him personally.
Can someone show me the rule, or the precedent, for a sitting President being denied a Supreme Court pick because it might benefit him?
I didn’t think so.
And that’s before we get to the part that Durbin doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Read Paul Mirengoff’s article at powerlineblog.com, and see for yourself.
Could Dick Durbin be more ridiculous? If so, tell me how?