You are the news now

THE NEWS COMMENTER

VOTE  (0)  (0)

Hillary Clinton calls Senate judicial confirmation process 'absolutely broken'

Added 09-20-20 11:57:02am EST - “Former? Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in an interview on Sunday called the Senate judicial confirmation process "absolutely broken," as Republicans move to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Gins” - Thehill.com

CLICK TO SHARE

Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Hillary Clinton calls Senate judicial confirmation process 'absolutely broken'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Momentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day Warning signs flash for Lindsey Graham in South Carolina MORE in an interview on Sunday called the Senate judicial confirmation process “absolutely broken,” as Republicans move to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgJeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally Momentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day MORE’s seat on the Supreme Court. 

Clinton told NBC News’s “Meet the Press" that the system “has been broken for quite a while,” adding that the Republican effort to fill the vacancy is “another blow to our institutions.”

Clinton said the Republican decision to block the confirmation of President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court Merrick GarlandMerrick Brian GarlandJeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally Momentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day MORE, nine months ahead of the election, should “clearly” apply today.

“They talk about, ‘Well you know we had other standards before,’” she said. “Well they made a new precedent, and that new precedent, which they all defended incredibly passionately, is to wait for the next president whoever that is to make the nomination.”

During Clinton’s 2016 campaign for the presidency, Republican senators prevented Garland’s confirmation ahead of the election, arguing that the voters should decide who is appointed to the court.

Read more...

If you don't see any comments yet, congrats! You get first comment. Be nice and have fun.

CLICK TO SHARE

BACK TO THE HOME-PAGE