'Nuke Trumpism': How Dems Can Upend Supreme Court Battle | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC 1

‘Nuke Trumpism’: How Dems Can Upend Supreme Court Battle | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

 

While Republicans appear to have the votes to ram through President Trump's forthcoming pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s seat on the Supreme Court, some liberals are pushing a broader plan and "nuclear" options to balance and enlarge the Court after the election. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on the history and context for this battle — including times when Congress has previously changed the size of the Court. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 09/21/2020.
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'Nuke Trumpism': How Dems Can Upend Supreme Court Battle | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

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    1. @Stephan Meno Bend over and take a selfie. You will feel better. And FB will blow up with request for more pictures

    1. @First name Last name Burning down? Well, there are fires, but they aren’t caused by “leftist.” I guess you missed that part? Lightning strikes, and a baby gender reveal party so far. Y’all exaggerate bc you’ve never left your own state. You are far from “worldly.”

    2. @Forrest Trump Facts. Kentucky is in fact the 7th poorest. With many of it’s town’s as the poorest. I live in TN, and we border KY. If you drive through the state, it’s heartbreaking. In fact, Moscow Mitch takes more federal money for his OWN state than any other! Absolute facts. Look it up!!

  1. Democratics need to fight or extend the courts if not young voters will vote them out. If Democratics don’t fight for us we will not vote for you

    1. @98LowDown Look, you learnt a new phrase and you think it is terribly funny and should be used everywhere. Your orange-colored knuckledragging cult leader will be so pleased.

  2. t’rump: “Judge Jeanine will be my pick.”
    Mitch: “I don’t think that’s a good idea. She’s just not qualified.”
    t’rump: “Ok, then Judge Judy!”
    Mitch: “What have I done?

    1. Good luck ! One side has all the training and one side cant figure out which bathroom to use. Who ya think is going to win?

    2. @First name Last name it’s so ridiculous to believe that this thing is going to be easy like that. It’s not. It’s also going to be fought asymmetrically. It’s going to be you against your neighbor. It may even come down to the color of your skin. you don’t want war. And it will not be easy. And if you think it’s going to be easy and you came out of it thinking that that was easy, you probably just didn’t participate and were cowardly.

  3. With the inevitable imposition of a conservative Justice (yes, they will get away with it, like they’ve gotten away with the Garland obstruction, the Mueller report, the Kavanaugh confirmation, the indictment proceedings, the…. ) the conservative character of the entire USA for the rest of the twenty-first century will be shaped solely by one man, Mitch McConnell, the most dangerous man in the planet.

    1. @elroy the great He’s a good schemer for sure. This is also largely the Democrat’s fault too for being such an easy welcome mat. They pontificate and chastise but don’t have any teeth. They don’t know how to fight back and they always think there’s a boundary the Republican’s, and Mitch won’t cross. It’s perfectly obvious he’s willing to do anything to further his power and cause, yet they do nothing.

  4. To my fellow Republicans. Just remember it’s a secret ballot. NO ONE will ever know you actually voted for Joe Biden.

  5. Moving the goalposts…
    AGAIN. No dice in an election year, unless Moscow Mitch & Bunker Boy decide otherwise.
    Congress is likely getting Bluer…so THEY may counter that maneuver.

  6. Republican oath of office – “Party, lobbyists, mega-donors and personal greed before Country”. “Screw the constitution and personal integrity”.

    1. Yeap GOP Moto: Screw integrity or morality; it is about the Power grab to screw the people & country…..more government socialist money in their fat pockets. USA wakeup!

    1. @Michael Mcgarrity They cant even handle the stimulus check crap plus it would be fun to watch who could get their head up farthest up prups butt

    2. We the people need to act as well, vote Republicans out of the Senate at senate races. Or else, we are just hurting ourselves with Republicans childishly set out to remove our healthcare and protection for pre-existing conditions just to undo what’s been done by President Obama.

    3. Herb Liptow they’ve been fighting dirty for the past 4 years, it’s why they’ve lost a ton of their voter base

    4. @Suezie Quie This time we should bring a tank. Impeach William bar and trump again, and if we win in November, add more seats to the supreme court.

    5. @ROSALIA MARTINEZ I agree. The Dems give up too easily. They allow Republicans to do whatever. Pelosi should step aside if she won’t even hold them accountable. Replacing Pelosi with AOC would make Republicans lose their minds.

  7. Hello.

    I believe it is quite clear here that Moscow McConnel is using his racism rules one way for President Obama. By bold face lying about why he has been doing what he has done.
    And then now is using the special white folks rules for Donald Johnathon by completely doing the opposite now.
    What will the democrat party do? Allow moscow McConnel a racism to carry the day?

    Good luck.

  8. Not sure how justice, which is supposed to be non-political and unbiased can be a political football. The USA looks like a joke to the rest of the world. This is just sad.

    1. John Sadler that’s because Dems use the Supreme Court to make up laws that congress won’t. Republicans are constitutionalists.

    2. Democrats are mind children,
      Mind children are easily led — and easily misled. People of low intelligence have very limited life trajectories, and cannot attain the middle and higher reaches of human vocation and achievement. Democrats as a group cannot match the achievement levels of other population groups. Because Democrats cannot match other groups, they find it easy to believe that they are being “cheated” somehow, and not allowed to reap their “rightful” rewards. They are right, in a way. They have been cheated by nature, and as a result nothing can give them what they think they deserve.

    1. @Cesar 2

      LMAO. You failing to understand what is being said, and the context within it being said, doesn’t constitute a lie, fascist.

  9. I’m a registered Republican. If a Supreme Court nomination is rushed through the Senate before election day, I will vote against every Republican on my ballot. It was right to let the people decide in 2016 and its right now.

    1. @Tim Smith…you are an honest man. I’d nominate and vote for you because you maintain integrity, so sorely missing in today’s government of the USA. Bless You Tim.

    2. you won’t go back on your word now will you? it seems to be a common default in the republican dna. so were nervous out here.

  10. A stake through Moscow’s heart…he is a ugly man, inside and out. It probably would not stop him…evil is evil.

    1. I can’t really disagree. Except that AOC in the House is an even bigger DEMON and, in the long run, an even greater existential threat to democracy. She’s got 40-50 years to harm the Democratic Party even more than Trump has damaged the Republican Party.

  11. It’s like the cowboy who finally caught the bandit that killed his family, stole his cattle and burned his ranch down…..’Well, you just better cut that out”.

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