Sen. Lindsey Graham is the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and he has harsh words for Democrats who are already planning to sabotage a potential next Supreme Court vacancy. “They should have thought of that before they changed the rules,” Graham said on Fox News Sunday to liberals angry at the potential President Trump will be able to nominate a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Under Harry Reid, the rules for nominating judges changed from requiring 60 votes to just a majority, 51.
Quiet preparations are underway to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in case she retires. The 85-year-old Ginsberg didn’t appear for oral arguments on Monday due to ongoing health concerns, including recent treatment for possible lung cancer. Called “gingerly preparations,” White House and outside conservative legal teams are taking needed steps to prepare in case Ginsberg decides to finally hang it up during President Trump’s first term.
Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized. The 85-year-old fell in her SCOTUS office, went home and later checked herself into George Washington University Hospital, where it was discovered she had broken 3 ribs. Some on the left are calling the fall ominous as it came merely 24 hours after the Republicans gained 2 Senate seats. RBG also broke 2 ribs after a fall back in 2012. There is no word yet on when she will be released.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is criticizing Congress for politicizing the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominees. Speaking at the U.S. Court of Appeals’ D.C. Circuit, Ginsburg urged lawmakers to return to the bipartisan confirmations of days gone by, to “reach across the aisle.” The justice was confirmed unanimously in 1993—a sharp difference from the divisive 50-48 confirmation circus of Brett Kavanaugh, which she did not directly reference.
—“What a difference in time that was from what we are witnessing today,” she said in reference to her own glide-path confirmation, elsewhere adding that the “obvious culprit is Congress.” -Ginsburg