Richard Painter, the former White House Ethics Attorney for President George W. Bush, has come up with a way to delay hearings for a new Supreme Court justice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. According to Painter, there should be no hearings on a replacement for Kennedy until there is a full and complete investigation into the circumstances surrounding Kennedy’s resignation.
One of President Donald Trump’s leading prospects for the U.S. Supreme Court has in the past said that presidents should not be subjected to civil lawsuits, criminal investigations or even questions from attorneys while in office.
Donald Trump is behaving like a man who knows his time is short. He got his wish of a retirement from his pal Justice Anthony Kennedy and now it is being reported that he will announce his replacement pick by July 11th. Clearly this is a man in a hurry.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) said that Mitch McConnell set the rule, which is why he is saying there should be no vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee until the next Congress.
Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced that he is retiring from the Supreme Court. Democrats must remember Merrick Garland and block Trump's nominee.