At the first of three presidential debates, President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will be discussing the deadliest pandemic in a century, the worst economic downturn in decades, and months of nationwide protests fueled by racial inequality.
And if that's not enough the battle of a Supreme Court nomination has been thrown into the toxic political mix. With just five weeks to go until Election Day this issue has become the most bitterly partisan of all political battles.
The former vice president is demanding the GOP controlled Senate hold off on any vote on the president's nominee until after the election.
“The Senate has to stand strong for our democracy,” Biden said and urged senators to “take a step back from the brink,” adding that now “is a time to deescalate.”
The president is exercising his right to move forward with the process telling “Fox & Friends” that he thinks Barrett could be confirmed before election day on November 3rd. He says there's a “ tremendous amount of time” between the beginning of the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings and the election.
GOP strategist and Fox News contributor Karl Rove said that if Biden targets the president for moving forward with a nomination so close to the election Trump need not back down “because the president of the United States has the Constitutional authority to nominate and the Senate has the right to give it's advice and consent or not. There's no time limit on that. We have one president at a time.”
Rove also suggests that Trump takes the opportunity to attack Biden for not releasing his own list of potential Supreme Court nominee saying that the President should look at Biden and argue that “the reason you haven't given us a list is because the American people would figure out they’re all judicial activist on the left of American politics will use the position on the court to legislate from the bench rather than strictly apply the law.”
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