(Tea Party PAC) – There is a very important factor in the 2020 election and the political battle over who will select the replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, and hardly anyone in the mainstream media talks about it.
This is who Joe Biden would select to replace her.
Before Ginsburg even died, Trump had released his list of potential nominees should he be re-elected and tasked with choosing the next Supreme Court Justice.
He’s an open book in this regard.
Biden, on the other hand? Not so much.
The Trump campaign is calling yet again on former Vice President Joe Biden to release a list of potential SCOTUS nominees, Fox News reports, accusing him of “hiding” the “radical leftists” he’d opt to place on the high court.
“President Trump has been completely transparent by releasing names he’s considering for the Supreme Court four times since 2016,” Tim Murtaugh, communications director for the Trump campaign, told Fox News.
“Now that Joe Biden has broken his promise to release his own list, what is he hiding?”
Murtaugh accused Biden of being a “a tool of the radical left” who hasn’t released his list because he “doesn’t want Americans to see the radical leftists he would appoint, with judicial histories littered with extremist rulings on issues like abortion, religious freedom, immigration, Second Amendment rights, and government regulation.”
He is most likely spot-on in this regard.
In June, Biden told members of the press that he was “putting together a list of a group of African American women who are qualified and have the experience to be on the court.”
Go figure he wouldn’t see anything in a candidate other than gender and skin color.
“I am not going to release that until we go further down the line in vetting them, as well,” Biden also said at the time, without saying whether he would reveal the names.
Now, he’s being even less straightforward about who he may nominate to the high court.
Over the weekend, Biden ripped Trump for wanting to nominate a new judge right before an election. During the event, he said he would make his nominations to the court on a bipartisan basis.
“Finally, and perhaps most importantly, if I win, I will make my choice for the Supreme Court — not as part of a partisan election campaign — but as prior presidents did,” Biden said. “Only after consulting Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Senate — and seeking their advice before I ask for their consent.”
He added he would like to appoint an African American woman justice.
Lawmakers have been fighting over who should make the appointment. GOP members say it is Trump’s constitutional right to make the appointment. Democrats say that Republicans shouldn’t make the selection just before an election and called attention to their decision to block former President Barack Obama’s court pick in 2016.
Trump, for his part, will name his nominee on Saturday.
“The president selects a nominee and the Senate provides advice and consent,” Murtaugh told Fox News. “Those are the rules, and they are the only rules.”
“The president will perform his constitutional duties and make a selection and we hope that the Senate takes it up,” he added.
According to GOP lawmakers, the Senate has the votes it needs to confirm his choice.
“The president has released his list of names, showing complete transparency,” Murtaugh said, referring to the list Trump released from the White House earlier this month. “But Joe Biden will not do the same, because, once again, he is hiding things from Americans.”