Skip to comments.McConnell Tries to Nudge Trump Toward Two Supreme Court Options (Kethledge and Hardiman)
Posted on 07/07/2018 6:16:30 PM PDT by springwater13
Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, told President Trump this past week that Judges Raymond M. Kethledge and Thomas M. Hardiman presented the fewest obvious obstacles to being confirmed to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the Supreme Court, according to Republican officials briefed on the conversation.
While careful not to directly make the case for any would-be justice, Mr. McConnell made clear in multiple phone calls with Mr. Trump and the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, that the lengthy paper trail of another top contender, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, would pose difficulties for his confirmation.
Mr. McConnell is concerned about the volume of the documents that Judge Kavanaugh has created in his 12 years on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as well as in his roles as White House staff secretary under President George W. Bush and assistant to Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton.
On Saturday afternoon, Mr. Trump was undecided about his pick which he has said he will reveal in a prime-time address on Monday night according to three people in contact with him. He went back and forth every few hours between the four options in front of him, with Judge Kethledge getting the least attention, people familiar with his thinking said. It is similar to how Mr. Trump has approached most of his self-imposed deadlines for appointees, toggling between choices until nearly the last moment.
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That’s enough for me to question their choice.......
Is nudging normal turtle behavior?
NY Times —Who knows if this is true
Thankfully it wont be either of them.
McConnell getting his Deep State leash yanked by his masters!
Trump should do the exact opposite of what that clown says.
It’s not Mitches job to “offer counsel” here, He’s only supposed to “advise and consent” after the President makes his selection.
yes-these two could be “soft” on our nonstop stream of invaders (NWO)
Hardiman was the runner-up for the seat that Gorsuch got, Trump obviously already likes him.
Kethledge is solid and doesn't have the baggage that the other two front runners do.
I don't know enough about Hardiman ( the dark horse in the mix ), to say.
mcturtle’s recommendation is immediate grounds to disqualify.
Read too much about Kethledge being invader friendly.
Whatever McConnell wants, just smile and wave, and then go with the choices of the conservative constitutional group.
Aren’t they both known for being soft on illegal immigrants?
If the left doesn’t go bonkers about who is the nominee, then it’s the wrong nominee.
The NYT’s? I’m not convinced by their reports on...anything. Besides, as much as Mitch has infuriated me on countless issues, he got us Gorsuch, and he likely knows where he can get votes for these guys.
I like Kethledge the best, but expect the president is privy to information on these candidates that we’re not, so am going to trust his choice.
You Ignorant Slut....
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