Sen. Cory Booker said that there should be no vote on any Trump Supreme Court nominee until after the criminal investigation into Donald Trump ends.
Sen. Booker said on The Beat with Ari Melber, “We have a president said he knew Jeff sessions would properly act to recuse himself. Wouldn’t appoint Jeff Sessions. Here’s a guy had conversations with Comey that clearly indicate was looking for a loyalty test. Here’s a president doing a lot to protect himself. There’s growing concern that he is not only issuing pardons to others, may look to pardon himself. In this environment, while this investigation is well underway, taking a pause now, waiting until the outcome of the criminal investigation of which president trump is the subject of, it seems like the responsible thing to do to me.”
A president under criminal investigation should not get a vote on his Supreme Court nominee
It is not a radical concept. If a president is the subject of a criminal investigation, as Donald Trump is, they can’t be expected to make a fair and reasonable nomination to the Supreme Court. Trump is compromised by the fact that issues that could arise associated with the investigation would be resolved by the Supreme Court. If there is one thing that the Republican-controlled Congress has not been since Donald Trump took office, it is responsible. The Congres led by Ryan and McConnell have been the poster children for rash and irresponsible action.
Booker was right. A president who is under investigation for potential crimes against his country can’t be allowed to make lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court. Democrats need to mobilize every concerned American to stop this process. If Donald Trump gets this nomination through the Senate, it could damage the highest court in the land for decades to come.
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Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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