Insurrection brewing: Schumer’s own NY district assemblyman has vowed to vote with GOP after scathing rebuke of Schumer’s deceit
Monday at 9:00 pm (ET) President Donald Trump is expected to name his Second U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s recent letter announcing his retirement provides the president the opportunity to replicate the type of thoughtful, experienced justice he picked when selecting 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett is rumored to top the president’s short list. Others whose names are mentioned as possible choices are Federal Judges Brett Michael Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Thomas Hardiman and Utah Sen. Mike Lee.
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Judge Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court was confirmed on April 7, 2017 by a 54–45 vote, Three Democrat senators who voted for Justice Gorsuch are Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), This was the Senate vote tally.
They are each facing tough reelection races in states that strongly supported President Trump in November 2016, and are clearly in a bind, since opposing the president’s second nominee could come at great personal cost in their home state elections.
Do they cave to the dictates of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, whose plan is to flip two Republicans, or do what’s right? RINO McCain will not be voting and lame-duck Flake, who also partnered with Schumer on the Gang of 8 amnesty scheme, is unreliable.
All is not going well for Schumer. Closer to home, his tactics have earned him a strong rebuke, as seen in this posting from his own Brooklyn district. His former Democrat ally, Assemblyman Dov Hikind, has publicly taken Schumer to task after receiving a campaign mailer in which Schumer attacked the “hard right” while omitting “vital information.”
Hinkind boldly hammers Schumer and national Democrats for downplaying the impact the Trump administration has had in fostering economic growth. Schumer, who voted against the president’s tax reform package, joined House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in denouncing the savings, wages hikes, and bonuses made possible by its passage as “crumbs.”
The Washington Free Beacon reports Hikind has pledged to vote with the New York state party GOP until the Democrat Party “returns to sanity.” He’ll have a long wait.