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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:07 AM

Top GOP senator calls for Biden to release list of possible Supreme Court picks

Don't do it, Joe. Let Grassley et al. stew. But Merrick Garland's name might be enough to shut them up. Or not.

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/516634-top-gop-senator-calls-for-biden-to-release-list-of-possible-supreme-court

Top GOP senator calls for Biden to release list of possible Supreme Court picks
By Jordain Carney - 09/16/20 08:52 AM EDT


Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the former chairman and current member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is calling for Democratic nominee Joe Biden to release a list of candidates that he would consider for the Supreme Court.

Grassley's push for Biden to release a public list comes after President Trump took the unusual step of releasing a list in 2016 in a bid to shore up his support with conservatives. He released another list last week that included an additional 20 Supreme Court prospects.

“I hope Vice President Biden will agree with me that the American people deserve this information before the election, not after. I call on Vice President Biden to release the list of names from which he would nominate to the Supreme Court, no later than September 30th," Grassley said in a statement.

"The Biden-Harris ticket owes voters the same transparency President Trump has demonstrated along with the same commitment to nominate from that list should there be a vacancy. There’s no reason to hide something as consequential as who would be named to our highest court,” he added.


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Top Senate Democrats, including members of the Judiciary Committee, have argued that Biden should not release a list.

“I sincerely hope he does not do that,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told The Hill earlier this year. “We ought to go back to the regular order of things. If and when vacancies occur he can look for the very best person at that moment."

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Reply Top GOP senator calls for Biden to release list of possible Supreme Court picks (Original post)
babylonsister Sep 16 OP
33taw Sep 16 #1
dalton99a Sep 16 #3
Tanuki Sep 16 #8
dalton99a Sep 16 #2
soothsayer Sep 16 #4
dixiechiken1 Sep 16 #5
ooky Sep 16 #19
SoonerPride Sep 16 #23
GoCubsGo Sep 16 #24
Greybnk48 Sep 16 #26
Tanuki Sep 16 #6
Buckeyeblue Sep 16 #7
Claustrum Sep 16 #9
Magoo48 Sep 16 #10
Baltimike Sep 16 #13
beachbumbob Sep 16 #11
rurallib Sep 16 #18
ProudMNDemocrat Sep 16 #12
Demsrule86 Sep 16 #14
JHB Sep 16 #15
2naSalit Sep 16 #16
maxrandb Sep 16 #17
Alacritous Crier Sep 16 #20
yonder Sep 16 #21
MissMillie Sep 16 #22
spanone Sep 16 #25
gratuitous Sep 16 #27
suegeo Sep 16 #28
Bluesaph Sep 16 #29
ProfessorGAC Sep 16 #30
Proud Liberal Dem Sep 16 #31
Amishman Sep 16 #32

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:09 AM

1. Sure, where are Donnie's tax returns?

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Response to 33taw (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:10 AM

3. +1

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Response to 33taw (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:14 AM

8. And why isn't Lindsay Graham clamoring for him to release them?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:09 AM

2. Top GOP senator can go fuck himself.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:11 AM

4. +1000

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:12 AM

5. This ☝️☝️☝️

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:46 AM

19. My thoughts exactly.

Biden should tell him as soon as the GOP senator sends him his health care plan.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:31 PM

23. +1,000,000

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:33 PM

24. As can the rest of his scumbag party.

Every last one of them, top to bottom.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:43 PM

26. My first thought, verbatim! hahahahahaha!

Like they have any power to request that.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:12 AM

6. This looks like a bid to further politicize the judiciary and create a de facto

election of the Supreme Court by popular vote (or worse, by the electoral college).

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:12 AM

7. I agree he shouldn't do it.

There are so many variables. Besides, if Biden wins but we don't take back the Senate, Moscow Mitch will not allow him to appoint any justices.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:14 AM

9. First, when did SC judge list becomes a requirement or tradition?

Secondly, the SC nomination will be different if we have senate majority than if we don't. I am sure if we have the senate, none of Trump's nominations would go through and he has to put up some more reasonable people which wouldn't be from his announced list.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:27 AM

10. Hahahahahahahaha. Fuck Off.

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Response to Magoo48 (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:31 AM

13. this. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:29 AM

11. laughable request deserving of a laughable answer, FU Grassley

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:45 AM

18. Very laughable request from a very laughable senator

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:30 AM

12. Stick it where the sun doesn'the shine, Chuck!

It is none of your business. Just like it is none of Trump's business who Joe selects for his transition team and who will govern with him..

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:31 AM

14. Fuck the GOP, Biden owes the murderous complicit GOP nothing.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:32 AM

15. Invoke the "McConnell Rule"...

"Nope."

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:39 AM

16. Grassly can go fuck himself...

and I hope he'll be removed from office soon, even if he isn't up for re-election.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:43 AM

17. I'll bite

Merrick Garland
Michelle Obama
Doug Jones
Katie Porter
Joyce Vance
Gonzolo Curiel
Janette Brown
Andrew Cuomo
Victor Morrero
Amy Jackson
Stacy Abrams
Dale Ho
Letititia James

That's just to name a few.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 10:20 AM

20. Hey, Grassley...



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:22 PM

21. So the GOP is trying to make this a thing now?

Obvious politicization. They're trying to use a refusal to provide a list as a stunt.

I see it now: "Where's his list? What's he hiding."

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:30 PM

22. Why should he? He's not President yet.

When you were chair of the committee, Mr. Grassley, you didn't do YOUR job and hold hearings on Merrick Garland.

VP Biden doesn't need to give you sh*t.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:34 PM

25. fuck off grassley...call for trump's taxes. Call for trump's healthcare plan

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:45 PM

27. Sounds like you're conceding the election, Sen. Grassley

We'll let you know, provided you're still on the Judiciary Committee next year.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:48 PM

28. Grassley's assistant, Babs Ledeen, gave us Kavanaugh

Accessory to gang-rape Brett. Brett of the Bush crime family.

Bab's worked to get info on the doctor who informed us that Brett held her down and attempted to rape her.

Brett who drugged drinks at a party so girls could be gang raped. Accessory.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:51 PM

29. Biden: sure! When Rrump releases his taxes

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:52 PM

30. Um, How About No?!?

When Joe is POTUS, he'll let everybody know.
In the meantime, tend to your sinking ship, Chickie!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:53 PM

31. Bold of him to think that Joe owes him this for some reason

They just want to use whatever he would put out there to attack him (and pre-emptively attack them). Not that Joe would likely be nominating anybody super controversial or anything, but no need to give them additional fodder.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 01:44 PM

32. That's actually a pretty clever move

Biden either commits himself to a slate of moderates, or the Pubs get a major new avenue of attack

I'll give Grassley credit, that is a dirty little trap he is trying to spring

Joe needs to completely ignore this.

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