Thursday, February 25, 2016
Who's on First?
Who is on first? The next step in the escalating tit-for-tat on judicial nominations will occur in 2017 when the Senate Majority leader will announce his pick for Supreme Court justice after conferring on possible candidates with his caucus. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on the candidate. Each Republican on the committee will ask friendly questions and each Democrat at the hearing will complain vociferously about the process that excluded the President. Once approved by the Senate Majority leader, the name will be forwarded to the President for him to nominate and the Senate to rubber stamp. The Senate majority leader will inform the President that the Senate will not consider any other names that she puts forward.