Saturday Night SCOTUS Surprise: McConnell’s Kethledge Push Revealed

McConnell Pushing Ray Kethledge for Supreme Court to Appeal to Establishment Republicans, Not Conservatives

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by Matthew Boyle

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for Judge Ray Kethledge to be President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy opened by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, Breitbart News has learned.

McConnell has, in private conversations, said he is pushing Trump to pick Kethledge for the slot because he thinks Kethledge’s positions in contravention of the GOP base on certain issues like immigration would make him an easily-confirmed nominee in an election year.

“McConnell has said he does not want a SCOTUS battle in an election year,” one source briefed on McConnell’s comments to a variety of people around Washington, including at least one journalist whom the Senate Majority Leader spoke with off the record ahead of Monday’s announcement. “He thinks Kethledge would be easy to confirm because Kethledge is not a consistent conservative.”

McConnell’s argument, per sources who have heard him make it directly, is that Kethledge is non-controversial and would not face the same problems in the Senate confirmation process—meaning he would rather not have to fight than have a nominee with fewer questions about his or her conservative positions. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

 

4 responses to “Saturday Night SCOTUS Surprise: McConnell’s Kethledge Push Revealed”

  1. Joe Z says:

    McConnell is a Republicrat. McConnell and his Chinese-American wife bow down and aid the Chinese every chance they get. Rumor has it that this pro-China behavior has become a lucrative adventure for them. McConnell does not want a battle on anything, anytime or anywhere. Taking advice from McConnell is almost like taking advice from Diane Feinstein. I’ve already emailed Trump at the White House telling him that if he nominates Kethledge, Trump will be missing my vote in 2020.

  2. BanzaiBill says:

    When it comes to the “Swamp” (G’ville excluded) McConnell is literally “The Creature from the Black Lagoon.” If “The Turtle” thinks for one moment that the Left isn’t going to oppose (and standby, that could be violently oppose) ANYONE that Trump nominates he is beyond naïve, which I doubt. This appointment could be a sea change paradigm for both law and politics for generations to come and he knows it. The Left will fight the nominee tooth and nail. He just wants to do the least amount of combat with them but the real secret is that he doesn’t want to be embarrassed by the retard senators from Maine and Alaska (did I mention, they’re both women?), not to leave out the fading, but still pissed because he lost the presidential election, John McCain. (The sooner the Senate is free of all three of those people the better off the country will be.)
    The Left is petrified at the thought of Amy Coney Barrett getting the position, even above the others. For that reason, she gets my vote and Trump should play hardball, nominate her and exert every bit of his influence to get her the position…….McConnell be damned (and hopefully, rejected come the next time he has to stand for election. But that’s just me.

  3. BanzaiBill says:

    Also – From the Breitbart article:
    Yale Lash
    @Harvardlash
    Replying to @AnnCoulter
    Please show me one thing that would point to Judge Kethledge wanting open boarders. You’re literally #FakeNews

    Yet another example of the mental giants on the Left (HarvardLash): This moron is asking for an example from Ann Coulter of “Kethledge wanting open ‘boarders'”. Apparently the Lash is worried about people who rent rooms having to not lock them.
    As an aside, let’s not forget, there is a strong belief that the Redumblicans should pick up a number of seats in the Senate in November. All this concern about a quick confirmation for Trump’s nominee could be moot. Come the election results enough assured GOP votes could be a given. Fear the Red Wave! (And, again, McConnell be damned.)

  4. Tom says:

    The quicker congress can push a nominee through, the less fight there will be and the less time the demorats will have to bury the nominees in fake but stinky garbage.

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