Even With Loss In November, Trump Retains Supreme Court Appointment Power [Interview]
Monday on The Chad Hasty Show, Scott Braddock, editor of QuorumReport.com, joined the program to talk news and politics in the state and the nation.
Braddock and Hasty discussed some of the many ramifications of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the appointment of her replacement, the dust-up between Shelley Luther and Pat Fallon in the special election for the Texas Senate District 30 seat, as well as the upcoming legislative session in Austin, and how it may be affected by the coronavirus crisis.
While speaking about Justice Ginsburg and the tensions over her replacement, Braddock said,
There were a lot of Republicans, when you talked to them at the time, in 2015 and 2016, who were very hesitant to support President Trump. But one of the things that he got a lot of base Republican voters on board with, was the promise and the follow through, in putting conservative judges on the courts, and conservative justices on the Supreme Court...If they're going to put another Supreme Court justice on the bench, this is the time to do it. There is some debate within the Republican caucus about whether to go ahead and do that before November...or whether they would wait until [the general election is decided]. The Constitution doesn't say anything about, if President Trump lose to Biden in November, that he somehow loses his ability to appoint somebody to the Supreme Court, that's not true. He can do that all the way until his term is over in January. So I think you'll see a bitter fight play out, and I think you'll see both sides charged up in a way maybe that we haven't seen just yet.
Listen to the entire interview with Scott Braddock in the video above.
More news, information and commentary from Braddock may be found at QuorumReport.com.
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