Friday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Sen. Tim Kaine said he refuses to vote for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, calling it an “illegitimate process.”
“When President Obama had a vacancy in the last year of his presidency, the Republicans wouldn’t even meet with the candidate, hold a hearing or hold a vote and they announced this is the new rule if there’s a vacancy in the last year of a presidency we’ll wait, and they said, ‘Let the American people decide,’” Kaine claimed.
“I do think if the Senate majority is determined to break their promise and move forward, they can probably figure out a way to do so,” Kaine added. “But what I want to convey in the clearest possible terms, there’s no mischief they can do in the Senate or in the Supreme Court between now and inauguration day that Democrats can’t fix if we win the Senate and win the White House. We can fix anything bad that they do in the next couple of months if we can win the Senate, win the White House. And that means voting this year is fundamentally a vote to protect your own health. It’s got life and death consequences.”
Indeed it does, which is why the GOP cannot allow the Democrats to derail this nomination.