When it was leaked yesterday that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyers would retire, the left instantly talked of his replacement. It was as if they already knew Breyers was going to leave and they had their talking points ready. Progressive activists are demanding Biden replace the longtime justice with a black woman—no doubt a radical activist.
Joe Biden gave a speech today vowing to have a name in a few weeks. The media is in a frenzy, speculating on what this will mean for the court. While even conservative pundits are complaining about what Joe will do. Breyer’s, I might remind you, is still serving on the court and will do so until the end of the term.
But several senators (the people who will confirm or deny Biden’s pick) aren’t being as hasty as old Joe. And even a fair-weathered Republican is slamming the breaks on this joyride.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) on Thursday reportedly told Democrats to slow down on confirming President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Stephen Breyer…
“We can take our time… It is a lifetime appointment, after all,” Collins said, according to Brian Tyler Cohen.
Collins, a Senate swing vote who voted to impeach Donald Trump but also voted to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh, echoed Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) deliberate approach.
In a press release Wednesday, Manchin revealed he would not rubber-stamp Biden’s nominee. [Source: Breitbart]
Pretty scary that a woman like Collins is the voice of reason. The senator rarely sides with the conservative wing of the GOP. She is more than likely to rubber-stamp whatever the swamp wants to do. But if she is telling Democrats to slow their roll, it means this process will take longer than the pundits expect.
It makes sense why Biden’s camp wants a “prompt” nomination. The guy can’t get anything done. The longer something takes in Congress, the less likely it will happen. And Biden failed to get his massive spending bill passed. Imagine the danger a SCOTUS nominee, might face, given this is a lifetime job?
The last justice nomination from a Democrat president failed in the Senate. It’s safe to say Republicans on the Judiciary Committee are in no hurry to replace Breyer. Biden thinks he can coerce Republicans by picking a woman of color—so he can accuse the right of being racist and sexist if they oppose her.
But Republicans are in no hurry. They don’t have to rush the way Democrats do. Time is ticking for the midterms. With each passing day, they run out of chances to do anything before people go to the polls. Republicans can simply sit back and take their time. And, like Collins, they have a perfectly reasonable reason to do so.
Rushing this process is the very worst thing anyone can do. But rushing is the only way Biden can win.
Author: Pat Albertson