Thursday, 28 June 2018

Trump pushes Supreme Court pick as campaign issue for Republicans.

FARGO, N.D. — President Trump quickly sought to make the looming fight over the Supreme Court vacancy a major issue in this fall’s midterm elections, telling voters here that Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement makes it even more crucial that Republicans maintain majority control of Congress.

Speaking at a campaign rally just hours after Kennedy’s announcement, Trump said he was hoping to pick a successor with “intellect” — a “great one” who could serve “40 years, 45 years.” Although Senate Republicans have suggested they will take up confirmation hearings before November, Trump warned that Democrats could block his pick, making the midterm elections crucial for Republicans.

“Justice Kennedy’s retirement makes the issue of Senate control one of the most important issues of our time, the most important thing we can do,” Trump declared, warning his supporters that Democrats would pick judges that would “destroy your freedoms.”

By Holly Bailey.
Full story at Yahoo News.

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