Washington Examiner: “President Obama’s pick to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court has rock-solid support from all major Democratic party figures and liberal leaders, save one: presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
She has not opposed Judge Merrick Garland, but nor has she promised to re-submit his nomination should she win the fall election. She has strongly hinted, in fact, that she would prefer to pick someone else.
“When I am president, I will take stock of where we are and move from there,” she said during an April Democratic primary debate when asked if she would re-submit his nomination.”
Opinion: My first pro-Trump post was about the Supreme Court. It is important to keep in mind that Antonin Scalia is gone, the Court is split 4/4, and filling that vacancy will likely be Hillary Clinton’s first major action as president.
If the Senate goes Democrat, we can expect Hillary to make a hard-left choice, whereas if the Republican majority holds, Obama’s pick of Merrick Garland who is considered a moderate, would be a more likely choice.
While there is no guarantee that Mr. Trump will pick from the list of conservative judges that he named earlier this year, like every contentious issue in this election, with Trump – we have a chance, with Hillary – there is none.