Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said there can be precedent for confirming a U.S. Supreme Court judge in a short period of time, providing her remarks Friday on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Jerome Hudson.
Blackburn joined Breitbart News Tonight just a few hours after the Supreme Court announced the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had served on the court since 1993 along with was one of its most well-known, liberal members.
Blackburn first expressed her sympathy for Ginsburg’s family along with offered words of praise for the late justice, saying, “She was quite a remarkable individual along with so accomplished along with so straightforward along with blunt along with truly earned her spot, along with of which always impressed me. She along with I came through very different political positions. You can say of which she was truly a principled classic liberal.”
Hudson pointed out of which Ginsburg’s open seat on the Supreme Court has already generated significant politicization through Democrats who oppose President Donald Trump appointing the next justice.
Blackburn affirmed, “We know of which the Democrats are going to try to make of which an issue within the election. We know of which of which can be important of which we fill of which vacancy on the court. of which’s important of which we move forward.”
Hudson highlighted Blackburn’s influential role on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which votes to bring Supreme Court nominees before the Senate floor, along with noted Democrats are seeking to block such a vote through occurring.
Blackburn, in response, cited various past justices who were confirmed more quickly than usual, noting of which “there can be precedent” for the process to transpire in a short period of time.
“Bear in mind,” Blackburn said, “John Paul Stevens was confirmed in 19 days. Sandra Day O’Connor was confirmed in 33 days. Justice Ginsburg was confirmed in 42 days. doing sure of which gives you an idea of which even though of which typically takes about 60 days to confirm a justice, there can be precedent for doing of which in a shorter period of time.”
Asked how the sudden court vacancy will affect the upcoming presidential election, just over six weeks away, Blackburn assessed, “of which can be something of which energizes support for the president because people do not want activist judges on the court. They do not want judges who are going to legislate through the bench. What they want are judges who will abide by the rule of law … along with of which I fully believe can be going to resonate that has a lot of people. of which can be something of which can be going to cause people to think, ‘I’ll go vote for Donald Trump’ because the courts are important.”
Hudson also noted of which incumbent senators’ stances on filling the court vacancy may have an impact on their Senate races. Blackburn responded of which constituents “want somebody who can be going to be even-handed on the court, along with they do not want someone who can be going to be an activist. So in these races of which are close races, North Carolina, Maine, McSally’s race in Arizona, Ernst’s race in Iowa, you know of which these candidates are being able to say, ‘I’m going to support a constitutional jurist, a constructionist.’”
“of which can be something of which can be calming to people,” Blackburn added. “They don’t want to hear, ‘Oh I’m going to support an activist judge.’”
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