Rhetoric heats up over pending Supreme Court justice nomination (VIDEOS)
By Chris Eger
With a week left before President Trump is set to announce his pick to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, those opposing the nomination are seeking to mobilize.
Trump’s second appointment to the nation’s high court, promised for July 9, is set to come from an unnamed pool that he told reporters last week has been narrowed to five people, including two women. This is whittled down significantly from the more than 20 candidates released by the White House last November. However, some are planning to protest any pick regardless of who gets the nod.
As long-time MSNBC political commentator Chris Matthews compared the coming nomination battle to the Spanish Civil War, filmmaker Michael Moore, whose list of work includes Bowling for Columbine, promised while speaking on Bill Maher’s HBO show Real Time to “surround” the U.S. Capitol with a million people to stop any vote until after the mid-term elections in November, where Moore argues the Senate could switch to a Democratic majority.
“If this judge goes through, for at least the rest of our lives, it’s a right-wing court,” said Moore. “That’s it. It’s over.”
Kennedy, a 1988 appointee of President Reagan and a month away from his 82nd birthday, wrote Trump lastSource: Guns.com