President Trump: SCOTUS Nominee Will Be Announced Saturday at 5:00pm…

Earlier today President Trump delivered remarks as he departed the White House for a campaign event in Pennsylvania.  During his impromptu remarks President Trump remarked the announcement of the supreme court nominee will be Saturday at 5:00pm.  [Video and Transcript Below]

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[Transcript] – THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. So we’re going to Pittsburgh. We have a very big crowd, as always. We have a very, very big crowd. We are doing, actually — I think it’s a lot hotter than it was even four years ago. People like the job we’re doing, and I think we’re going to have a very successful day.

Do you have any questions, please?

Q Have you made up your mind on the Supreme Court or how close to it —

THE PRESIDENT: I’m getting very close to having a final decision made. Very close.

Q Are you going to meet with —

THE PRESIDENT: I’m going to make it, I believe, at 5 o’clock on Saturday. I’ll be having a conference.

Q How many people have you interviewed? How many interviews?

THE PRESIDENT: I’ve talked to many people — many people.

Q Why haven’t you said anything about the U.S. hitting — why haven’t you said anything about the U.S. hitting 200,000 deaths from COVID?

THE PRESIDENT: Say it?

Q Why haven’t you said anything about the U.S. hitting 200,000 deaths from COVID?

THE PRESIDENT: Go ahead. Anybody else?

Q Mr. President, could you speak to the grim milestone today of 200,000 deaths to the virus? What do you want to say to the American people?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think it’s a shame. I think if we didn’t do it properly and do it right, you’d have two and a half million deaths. If you take a look at alternatives, you could have two and a half million deaths or something thereabouts. You could have a number that would be substantially more.

With all of that being said, we shouldn’t have had anybody. And you saw my United Nations speech. China should’ve stopped it at their border. They should’ve never let this spread all over the world, and it’s a terrible thing. But had we not closed our country down and reopened — and now we’re doing well in reopening; the stock market is up — all of those things. But I think it’s a horrible thing.

But if we had not done it right, you could have two million, two and a half million, or three million. But it’s a horrible thing. It should’ve never, ever happened. China let this happen, and just remember that.

Q Do you think that we could hit another 200,000-death milestone?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I know this: The original numbers were around 200,000, if you do it right, if you did a good job, and if the public worked along. And if you didn’t do it right, you’d be a at two million, two and a half million. Those were the numbers.

But this should’ve never happened. This should’ve never come out of China. They should’ve never let it happen. So that’s it.

Q Are you going to meet with Barbara Lagoa this week on Friday? Or when?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I don’t want to talk about who I’m meeting with, but I’ve spoken to many, and we’re getting close to a decision. We’re going to be doing it on Saturday. We’re going to be meeting on Saturday. A lot of paperwork to do. And I think it’s going to go very quickly.

Q And then one of the things that the Democrats are saying is that, if you go ahead with this, it could tear the country apart. What’s your reaction to that?

THE PRESIDENT: Oh, I don’t think so. I — we need nine justices. You need that. With the unsolicited millions of ballots that they’re sending, it’s a scam; it’s a hoax. Everybody knows that. And the Democrats know it better than anybody else.

So you’re going to need nine justices up there. I think it’s going to be very important. Because what they’re doing is a hoax, with the ballots. They’re sending out tens of millions of ballots, unsolicited — not where they’re being asked, but unsolicited. And that’s a hoax, and you’re going to need to have nine justices.

So doing it before the election would be a very good thing because you’re going to probably see it, because what they’re doing is trying to sow confusion and everything else. And, you know, when they talk about Russia, China, and all these others, they will be able to do something here because paper ballots are very simple — whether they counterfeit them, forge them, do whatever you want. It’s a very serious problem. And the Democrats know what they’re doing is wrong, and all they want to do is go forward with it. So I think you’re going to need the nine justices.

Also, I have a constitutional obligation to put in nine judges — justices. So I think you’re going to be very impressed when you see — all of them. I mean, they’re all great. These are all very talented people, and I think you’ll be very impressed by the person chosen. Okay?

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157 Responses to President Trump: SCOTUS Nominee Will Be Announced Saturday at 5:00pm…

  1. Still have this weird feeling something is going happen between now and then that’s even bigger than the announcement itself.

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    • delighteddeplorable says:

      Something in the air tonight?

      Liked by 6 people

    • tuskyou says:

      This may not be what you have in mind but Louisville, KY has closed court houses in anticipation of police being charged/not charged in the killing of Breona Taylor. They’ll riot either way unfortunately.

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      • Saw pictures of the courthouses being boarded up in anticipation of a hurricane of riots. We shall see.

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      • Mr e-man says:

        Just a little bit on that. The info has been very scarce. Some public facts are now known to be falsehoods such as they had the wrong house and it was a no knock raid.

        Breanna was an associate of a known crack dealer. That dealer was seen going into and out of her apartment and at time, received mail there. Breanna may or may not have been involved with the drug dealing.

        The police were going to take down the drug dealer and had 5 locations they were going to raid. They knew the dealer was not at Breanna’s house. They may have done no knock at the dealers location but Breanna’s was considered a soft target and they were doing a knock and announce.

        At 12:30 am agents knocked on her door loudly for an extended period. They said they announced themselves several times. After that extended time, they knocked the door in.

        Meanwhile Breanna was asleep in bed with her boyfriend (not the dealer). They said they didn’t hear the knock and announce at first and never heard an announcement. At some point they heard the knocking and asked who it was and received no response.

        The boyfriend thought it might be the drug dealer and had armed himself with a legal weapon. At that time, they kicked the door in. The boyfriend fired one shot hitting an officer in the leg. The 3 officers returned fire with multiple rounds, killing Breanna who was behind her boyfriend. I don’t believe there were any drugs found in her house.

        So this was NOT the wrong house, was NOT a no knock, they had a valid warrant, and ultimately was a tragic accident. Not a crime. One of the officers was fired because they said he shot too randomly into the house and endangered neighboring residents, including children. I guess that is subjective.

        So you can expect no officers will be charged unless the #blacktoo movement succeeds in railroading these cops. But Kentucky will burn anyway because the mob has no regard for truth and justice, just violence and chaos for political reasons.

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        • tuskyou says:

          We stayed in Louisville on Saturday night, driving back from Hilton Head. Places were already being boarded up and I saw several people wearing Breonna Taylor shirts. Then a day or so later there was a murder. Now today the city will be charred to a cinder.

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    • hocuspocus13 says:

      Still have this weird feeling…

      Perhaps GOD has but another trick up HIS sleeve for the Pelosi DemoKKKrats 😇

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      • Guyver1 says:

        Hocus, you are not alone. In my case, it suddenly and unexpectedly started about two weeks ago- a beautiful feeling of peace I had not felt in years 🤗💖. God calmed me down 😃💖🙏🤗.

        Something is going to happen that will catch the demonrats by surprise, and they will not be able to do anything about it. It will destroy them ⚡🔥.

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        • Beany in Michigan says:

          I pray that you are correct. We all could use some peace, and the dems will deserve whatever comeuppance is about to wash over them – like a political tsunami.

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      • TonyEuropa says:

        Locusts in LA County?

        They’ve already had the Wuhan Coronavirus, fires, quake…

        Time to raise the Orange Curtain.

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      I call Tapioca Joe fakes covid to get out of the debates.

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      • Demon Slick, Sleepy Joe’s answers will all be pre-recorded plus a recorded segment that shows him having problems with his connection to crissy wallace. That would be should there be something said that would require a live response. Ummm, Sleepy Joe & live response, ok, I mean something that would require a current time response.

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    • SanJac says:

      “We Caught them all”
      Again the President referenced this including those who wiped the phones in the SC.
      There has been that feeling you have by many people and the President has been laying little crumbs for us to pick up on, plus his demeanor has changed over the last few weeks leading us to believe something big is coming.

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      • rayvandune says:

        The Dems and RINOs are showing signs of caving on the RBG replacement… feels like they are trying to drive a bargain to avoid their doom. Don’t let them.

        Hypothetical: let Joe get out of the debates for some half-assed reason, and you can have your SCOTUS pick.

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    • Janus says:

      One of those bombs will come before next Tuesday. That bomb will give Biden the “out” to decline the debates. But that is only the first of the Democrat “bombs”.

      My guess is the other bomb will come from the AG of New York bringing charges against either Trump himself, or Donald Jr…..or perhaps Eric.

      What is needed is something on the order of a MOAB delivered to the Democrats. For instance, a video or audio or something that really incriminates Biden and Hunter in the Ukraine pay-to-play scandal. Another one would be something regarding the whole Russia hoax / Mueller witch hunt. It would be SO nice if a Special Prosecutor was assigned to look into both of them. Doubt it will, but it could.

      The notorious RBG dying is good karma for Trump, but he / we are going to need all the good luck and divine blessing possible. Trillions are at stake and that kind of money can buy a whole lot–including the fraudulent election of a fraudulent president and his amoral succubus VP.

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  2. jumpinjarhead says:

    If the Senate repubs led by the Turtle would just have an up or down vote on the nominee without any hearings to give our enemies a public platform that they will grotesquely abuse I might have at least a little confidence that “our side” is is FINALLY willing to LEAD instead of merely reacting to the initiatives of our enemies. There is absolutely no legal reason for failing to do this and it would mean we might (Roberts cannot be relief upon in any fight) even have a conservative majority court to decide the inevitable legal battles after Trump humiliates Biden and our enemies November 3rd.

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    • gunrunner03 says:

      Time for the Republican leadership to demonstrate ruthless power. No moderation whatsoever. Ram this down the Democrats’ throats.

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      • Bar Wind says:

        I just hope the rinos are not setting up Amy c Barrett for a double cross. The left has gotta have a bunch of fusion gps oppo research on here. Plus a cast of paid actors.
        The teenage cabana boy
        The lesbian hand maiden
        The cult victim
        They have had 4 years to plan a smear. And no avenatti to screw it up. We will see if there is a stall. A couple days in committee for questions and end it. No other witnesses needed. Just her and the Committee

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      • jumpinjarhead says:

        EXACTLY. Look where dissembling, dishonesty (our enemies REALLY are existential to the nation and conservatives who will be first on the trains) and reactive passivity by repubs have gotten us.

        It is also way past time for POTUS to stop the political dancing with our enemies and state the FACT that we are being assaulted AS A NATION by an armed and organized violent Marxist insurgency. He keeps emphasizing, apparently for political gamesmanship, that all the woke governors and mayors have to do is ask for federal help.

        This is NOT what existing law requires (e.g. the Insurrection Act etc.) and the more he says this just makes it that much harder to educate our dumbed-down (by our enemies) citizenry when the time inevitably comes that decisive (overwhelming force coordinated across the nation at the same time and including ALL THE TERRORISTS, especially those funding and coordinating the violence) federal action can no longer be delayed while political games are played.

        This is NOT a law enforcement matter involving random outbreaks of violence. It is rather a WAR by terrorists to destroy our government and society that makes it a matter of national security for the military.

        Our leaders should be laying the groundwork NOW for this by emphasizing with actual evidence (communication intercepts, documents seized, terrorists caught moving personnel and weapons interstate etc.) that we are facing an existential terrorist insurgency threat from within. This would also serve to counter the current propaganda effort of our enemies that apparently too many Americans believe—that the violence is actually by “right wing extremists” and “white supremacists.”

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      • Marygrace Powers says:

        Exactly. Give them
        what they deserve.
        Give no quarter/
        NO MERCY. GET TOUGH.

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      • Janus says:

        I would write a generous donation to the NRSC if the Senate Republicans showed that kind of ruthless determination.

        Unfortunately, my bank account is not at risk. That kind of go-for-the-throat political power play is just in them. Now, it was the Democrats, they’d have already voted. *sigh*

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    • Last I heard from Gramercy he was hinting at a fast committee vote. Gramercy said he learned from the Kav confirmation and plans to change the process. Fast to the Senate floor would be up to Turtle for the 👍🏻 👎

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      • Bar Wind says:

        I am just waiting for jeff flake 2.o and some rino begging to slow down and follow regular order. But since cocaine mitch and Lindsey are in tight races they cant afford a loss. I know they would love to stick it to trump but this isn’t the time. They need a win for themselves. Funny how they can move fast when its their careers on the line.

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    • OffCourseNation says:

      Your plan would turn the Democrats into a rabid fascist lynch mob.

      Oh wait, they already are a rabid fascist lynch mob.

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    • AustinHoldout says:

      The constitution requires the Senate to give their advice and consent for confirmation of federal judges. Not to allow what will surely be a disgrace would be unconstitutional and would open up correct challenges to the confirmation, and possibly give actual grounds for more impeachment proceedings, which are started in the House. If Republicans just stand down and let only Dems give their advice and consent, the American people will hear only made up BS about the nominee. I resent the silent GOP leadership like crazy, but this would be a bad situation for them to throw the rules away. After the confirmation and election, I hope the GOP will finally take the %^€<#* gloves off. Just MHO

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      • jumpinjarhead says:

        I am not sure I follow you but you apparently miss my point. I am saying to have the vote which is the actual “advise and consent” required by the Constitution.

        The committee circuses, like so much else in the “rules” of the Senate (and the House) are an encrustation on the Constitutional process designed only to inject partisan politics into the process.

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        • AustinHoldout says:

          I don’t know what cases have been decided under the term “advice and consent”, but the fact that there have been public hearings At least since the first nomination I remember in the 70’s, I think it’s safe to say they’re either legally mandated as part of the right to “advice and consent” or they are established practice. Hopefully the Graham will follow the law without letting it turn into the Kavanaugh debacle. Appreciate the reply.

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        • Eagle Driver says:

          FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION….That is ALL that is required!!! No Mealy-Mouthing the words of Advice & Consent…ALL this HOOPLA gives the dems more ammo and takes up air time that the President could you to broadcast his message…

          These congcritters are becoming more IRRELEVANT by day…ALL for a sound-bite…

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      • PaulCohen says:

        Evidently you are unaware that for the majority of US history there was no norm to hold Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for every Supreme Court nomination. There is nothing in the US Constitution to require such a process. “Advice and consent” means whatever the Senate decides it means upon a final vote on the nominee. Only since 1955 have all SCOTUS nominees received a public hearing process in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Before 1925 none ever did.

        Thus, a great many justice have been appointed to the SCOTUS without public hearings as the form of “advice and consent.”

        Granted, there would be lots of MSM squawking if Graham and McConnell proceed in any very different ways for this nomination, but there will be lots of such squawking regardless.

        I hope for more limited, very professional and focused hearings. Fantasy, yes, but Graham and McConnell should announce in advance that if the Democraps try to turn it into another disgraceful slander session that the hearings will be adjourned immediately and the nomination will be presented for a vote by the entire Senate.

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        • hoosierptl says:

          I agree!

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        • Janus says:

          Here’s the deal. Politics is the art of the possible. McConnell and Miss Lindsey HAVE the votes and the Constitution; they make the Senate schedule, and they have public opinion and Trump (and his millions of voters) behind them.

          So, if McConnell and Miss Lindsey truly WANT Trump’s nominee to be voted on (and passed) before the election, then it will happen–period. It’s all a matter of priorities, desire and political self-preservation. It’s just that simple.

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      • Catherine Thompson says:

        The hearing in the Judicial committee is not in the constitution. This is something the senate decided to do in recent history. It is not mandatory.

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      • amjean says:

        I read that there is nothing in the constitution which mandates
        televised gauntlets.

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    • dallasdan says:

      I am confident the nominee will be confirmed.

      With McConnell’s unequivocal statement that a vote (presumably on the Senate floor) will be taken, and Graham and Cruz clearly signaling the ayes for confirmation are there in sufficient number, it would take a ridiculously unbelievable conspiracy among RINO and NeverTrumper senators to derail the effort.

      However, nothing that happens in the swamp surprises me.

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      • jumpinjarhead says:

        It certainly appears the votes are there so why in the world should “our side” open the door to the evil of our enemies by allowing hearings? The top candidates were already vetted and approved by the Senate for their current judgeships so the “quality” of the nominee is not an issue.

        Thus the ONLY reason our enemies want hearings is to do to the nominee what they tried to do to every conservative nominee for the last 30 years, with each effort getting more and more hysterical and outright evil.

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        • jello333 says:

          In a way I WANT hearings, because I assume the Dems would treat Barrett or Lagoa the same as they treated Kavanaugh. And that would disgust the vast majority of viewers (even many Dems), causing more #walkaway. But then again, there’s always a slim chance that some “bombshell” could occur in a hearing that would sink the nomination. So… on balance, I think you’re probably right: We don’t need no stinkin’ hearings. 😉

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          • Janus says:

            An allegation–no matter how specious or outlandish–would give the Dems the ability to scream coverup and claim the nominee is unqualified. (That allegation is being developed right now.) And it would give the Enemedia the meme that the nominee was being appointed under a ” cloud of suspicion and controversy”. That “stigma” would NEVER go away as the left is as relentless as they are ruthless.

            McConnell and Miss Lindsey should use the relatively recent Senate hearings of Barrett or Lagoa (assuming those are the two front-runners) as sufficient to meeting the “Advice and Consent” requirements of the Constitution and hold a vote in two or three weeks–if not sooner.

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        • dallasdan says:

          It will be Graham’s responsibility to maintain order and decorum. He will look like a fool if he permits the Dems to attack the nominee as allowed by Grassley.

          Graham will grandstand in the limelight, but I anticipate this time he will be supporting the President.

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          • jumpinjarhead says:

            I am very skeptical it will go as you suggest. It is not merely the “decorum” in the Senate but the howling in the media and across the nation as ridiculous “evidence” is dredged up against any nominee.

            A point needs to be made as to the reality that these enemies are in the distinct minority. Return to the Constitution and abandon the DC Swamp “rules” that they have used to hobble both chambers of Congress.

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        • donna kovacevic says:

          I am praying for all my American friends. I believe these politicians are all corrupt in their own way. Praying for the Lords hand in this. Amen. God Bless PDJT. Boze Sveti Pomozi. Amin.

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      • AustinHoldout says:

        As soon as Romney announced that he was hunky dory with filling the seat I thought “RINO conspiracy”

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        • dallasdan says:

          Whatever he does is worthy of being viewed with a very suspicious eye.

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        • Janus says:

          Respectfully, it’s not a conspiracy, it’s hardball politics. My guess is McConnell is flexing his muscles, calling in some markers, and making “offers” that can’t be refused. Romney was informed that it was in his best interest to play ball on this one.

          That’s the way I read it, anyway.

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    • AKzombie says:

      I would say let them have the hearings. Give the public a fresh reminder of their behavior towards Kavanaugh.

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      • jumpinjarhead says:

        If the “public” hasn’t figured this out already, the hearings will not shift many voters. The upside of showing decisive leadership and actually getting a new justice “installed” is far better than any potential value in letting our enemies run another monkey house show.

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        • mac says:

          No hearings. Just ram this nomination through, right down their throats. Let’s give the ‘Rats a taste of their own medicine and put them on notice that two can play their game of no-holds-barred politics.

          Next, after President Trump wins, put the mobs in the blue states on notice that live ammunition WILL be used against violent criminal protesters, that Federal agents will be shooting to kill, and that any violent rioter/looter who isn’t killed during the forcible suppression of their mobbing activities will, if arrested, be looking at a MINIMUM of 30 years behind bars. I want to see lots of pictures of these rioting scumbags wailing and crying as the bailiffs lead them out of the courtroom to start their three-plus decades behind bars. In a just world, the first two jailed would be Wheeler and DeBlasio.

          I want these criminal ‘Rat bastards broken so badly they will, out of deadly fear of Government retribution, violently suppress any of their minions who even hint of committing illegal criminal activity against the Government.

          Vengeful? Who, me?

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    • Bar Wind says:

      After gorsuch and kavanaug I am done with big business Republican judges. I would rather have civil libertarians. I hate to say it but i would take Alan dershowitz over a lot of these Republican Wall Street judges. Abortion is not the be all issue for me anymore. I am male and old. I care more about my freedom of speech, privacy, undue searches. The abortion issue is kabuki theatre. Abortion will always exist regardless of roe v wade. Kavanaug and gorsuch are big business Wall Street Republicans. They dont impress me.

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      • WIVoter says:

        Abortion is the evil of our age and should be outlawed and overturned by the Supreme Court. That being said, I don’t trust any nominee to the court anymore and I agree Barrett is a Wall Street Supreme Court Justice in waiting. Don’t forget Amy Coney Barrett recently voted in the favor of Illinois to allow the state to force mask wearing and FORCED VACCINATIONS. Remember this a recent decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and it proves Coney Barrett would be a tyrant doing the bidding of other tyrants like Cuomo, Priztker, Whitmer, and BIG PHARMA AND THE DEEP STATE.

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        • Les Newcomb says:

          WIVoter, this might be the most bizarre comment on Judge Barrett. Would you please explain what you posted about her? I’m totally not on board with this reference to her and her Friends in the Deep State, and especially the Govs. you mention.
          Thank you.

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    • While I would absolutely love to see that happen, it might be better to let the Democrats show their true colors once again, just as a refresher. If they do to Barbara Lagoa or Amy Coney Barrett what they did to Brett Kavanaugh then America will get a stark reminder of just how vile the Dhims truly are. During the election for all to see.

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      • jumpinjarhead says:

        I do not think that will have much effect on those “undecided” Americans. If they have not “decided” by now, they are too dumbed down (by our enemies’ successful war on our “culture”) to be voting anyway.

        When will “our side” get some real courage?

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  3. Justaguynamedbob says:

    Amen, Fill The Seat Now!

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  4. paper doll says:

    I’d like it over and done. The votes are there. But what is interesting about this waiting is the Dims are held up…..They don’t know who to attack! 😂

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  5. hazelnut22 says:

    Breaking news: There will be no new SC justice. The Ninth Circus Court of Appeals has overturned Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death.

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  6. Well, there’s might be a reason the Dems sent their EMERGENCY 6 page letter to IG Horowitz on the Durham investigation. https://judiciary.house.gov/uploadedfiles/2020-09-18_ltr_to_doj_ig.pdf?utm_campaign=4390-519

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    • AustinHoldout says:

      “Long-standing practices”, “Accepted protocols”, “Opinions Of former DOJ employees”? They’ve got nothing to hang their hat on, but Barr could just approve the IG investigation knowing Horowitz will take months or years to form an opinion, That no matter what anyone did wrong, he’ll find No wrongdoing and his decision will be moot as of Election Day. They must be getting intel that trouble is coming.

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    • Retired IG says:

      @iamretistered. LOL. “Before the Presidential Election” is all I had to see. Not a one of these low life people uttered a squawk about what James Comey did re Hilary before the election. But I guess they knew there was NO ONEin the DOJ or the FBI investigating their crimes. LAME DUCK LOSERS they are. And I think by their squawking they KNOW IT.

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    • rld rld says:

      Thanks for the link– Definitely Dems are worried, and they should be,

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    • Eagle Driver says:

      This letter is NOTHING BUT WORD SOUP!!!! Time for the garbage disposal!!!

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  7. Cowboy79 says:

    Smart people are buying Popcorn stocks. Corn Pop stocks are tanking.
    Saturday will be a Great Day in America.

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  8. jnr2d2 says:

    I like the Judiciary committee having their meeting. Even w the delay tactics of DEMs, it can only take three days. And just think, they will try their BS smears from the time of the announcement, till reported out of committee. If they are as Ape-shit as they were w Kavanaugh, Trump and Republican approval goes up. It also keeps other Dems talking points buried for the next couple weeks. On the other hand, the sooner approved, the sooner the Dems will be depressed – after all the big talk, Dems were powerless! Depresses their turnout somewhat.

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    • AustinHoldout says:

      Seems like a good time for a play from the Dems playbook-WH should leak the name of someone not chosen so the world can watch the Dems descend on that person like a thousand carp on a piece of bread. Wear them out. Take one of their plays away. See how pathetic they look attacking the real nominee with the same fake outrage.

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      • H.R. says:

        I had similar thoughts, AustinHoldout.

        A POTUS head fake: The Dems would jump out of that plane without a parachute to go after ANY nominee and on the way down, President Trump could then announce, “Oops! That candidate decided to withdraw at the last moment, so here’s the new nominee.”

        I am really, really hoping that President Trump throws out a red herring… or two… or three ;o)

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  9. fangdog says:

    The democrat leaders do not know the minds of real people. They have a mental block when it comes to empathy beyond their own self-interest. They do not think how you feel. They can only think how they feel about you.

    The issue is, so many people are so insecure they cannot think for themselves. Too many democrats are still of the mind of toddlers.

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    • H.R. says:

      fangdog: “They do not think how you feel. They can only think how they feel about you.

      wOw! That is quite the insight. Actually, your whole comment is insightful.

      Excellent!

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      • Dekester says:

        Yep, their females are nearly all borderlines. The males too.

        They actually don’t mature beyond ages 3 to 5 with emotions. Hence the infantile rants when shunned, or not getting their way.

        One really sees it in Ka Ma La.

        She was that lil’ girl on the segregation bus…pitiful.

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  10. Liberty Forge says:

    More from Robert Barnes on Barrett:

    None of the decisions by Barrett give me the ‘warm & fuzzies’ – so I’m hoping she’s not ‘the one’.

    (If the entire thread doesn’t show up, I’ll try again.)

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    • dallasdan says:

      I will be surprised if Barrett is nominated. There appears to be no reason for tossing the log of her staunch Catholicism on an already raging fire. Moreover, the Dems and msm have already twice loaded their guns for her.

      Full disclosure: I am a practicing Catholic.

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      • AustinHoldout says:

        Good points Dan. It would be great if someone like Condoleeza Rice was not a RINO Trump hater. It sure would be fun to force the Dems to publicly display their own racism by attacking a black female nominee.

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    • Kaco says:

      I saw somewhere, maybe it was in reading on thedonald.win, that she was soft on illegal immigration and for gun control. That is very concerning, sorry. It can’t be just about Roe v Wade. We need someone to get it right on all the key issues.

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    • Rhi316 says:

      Thanks for that Liberty! I rescind my initial endorsement. Last thing we need is another turncoat to our Constitution.

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  11. Liberty Forge says:

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    • Cowboy79 says:

      So, which of the Govt cases that Barret sided with the Govt were ever overturned? What is your point? Show Us All how her “sidings” or “decisions” were faulty as a matter of Law. Dispense with the hype and drive by hit jobs. Explain Your Self and provide Evidence.

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  12. AJ says:

    Great discussion between Atty Robert Barnes and Viva Frei on the subject of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Death & What it Means for SCOTUS at:

    Barnes discusses why he believes Trump will pick Barbara Lagoa over others.

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  13. AJ says:

    Thank you Liberty Forge, your comment posted about Barnes while I was still busy typing my entry. 🙂 Your post got right to the heart of things.

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  14. Retired IG says:

    Am in a foul mood. Maybe its from eating organic, homegrown corn on the cob. Which made me utterly sick to my stomach for days on end. So depressing not to have passed the “corn test.”
    But todayI’ve read in so many places 200K dead from the China Flu.Who came up with this number? Certainly, the death count people can come up with a similar number for flu, colds, fevers, cancer, car accidents, electrocutions, murders, drownings. You name it. I want those numbers! But who be a reliable source in this day and age? I was once paid a lot of money (to me) by the U.S. taxpayers to think outside the box and come up with such questions. And to come up with the answers to my own questions.
    I honestly do not have a stake in any person who is nominated to the Supreme Court? Wondering why “Planned Parenthood” is so silent.? Whoever the nominee is I want someone to ask them – do you think abortion is a viable method of “birth control?” And ask, do you know how much money P”Planned Parenthood” makes off of selling aborted baby tissues to skin cream manufacturers, vaccine makers, etc, etc, etc. Its a big “industry” I gather.
    Warned you. I am in a FOUL mood. So many questions. No answers. Wonder if I’d be in this state if I had just not eaten that dang corn? Most likely. I live in PA. The state where the PA Supreme Court rewrites the PA Constitution over late voters. Reward the late, punish those on time. No amount of alcohol is going to cure my ills.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      The human digestive system is not equipped to digest corn on the cob if the corn isn’t soggy. Even then, most folks don’t digest anything other than pulverized corn.

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    • rld rld says:

      Perhaps you are applying the alcohol incorrectly, AND, the wrong type. I recommend Single Malt Scotch, two brands in particular. Cardhu, and Caol Ila. Sipped, straight up, no ice. Let them linger on your taste buds and trickle slowly down your throat. A bottle of each, and I promise, you’ll feel better in two days.

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  15. Kaco says:

    So I had read on Wikipedia, yes, not a great source, that there are two kinds of originalists.

    One, who holds to the intent of the original authors. And Wikipedia says it can be problematic. I don’t really agree with that.

    Apparently, Scalia was not that kind of originalist. So, supposedly, he took the written word, without consideration of the original debates and intentions of the authors of the legislation or amendments in the Constitution. Only its “ordinary meaning”.

    This is how we’ve gotten into trouble with illegal immigration and birthright citizenship. The authors never intended for the 14th amendment to give citizenship to children of foreign nationals.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Originalism

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  16. Tornarosa says:

    President Trump mentioned at the Moon Township Rally his SC pick would be announced at 5pm Saturday, I immediately thought he was trolling the Media to mesmerize them with a cliffhanger.and appear to be treating the selection of the next SC justice as he would an intern on “The Apprentice” ..

    A late afternoon Saturday news drop is the most disruptive and annoying for the communist media. Since they are collectively a top-down command organization, the intelligentsia will have to work overnight Saturday to prepare the Party Line to distribute before the Sunday Morning news shows..

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  17. I am not worried.

    President Trump is OUR glorious b—-d. He WILL prevail. He is smarter than the uniparty and I think he has already Proven that.

    My word, look what he (and thereby, us) have been through.

    We are still winning!!!!

    TRUMP 2020!!!
    🎵🎵🎵🎵 You’re simply the best, better than all the rest
    Better than anyone, anyone I ever met 🎵🎵🎵

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  18. Tl Howard says:

    Andrew L. Seidel
    @AndrewLSeidel
    · 9h
    Sitting justices:
    Roberts – Catholic
    Thomas – Catholic
    Alito – Catholic
    Kavanaugh – Catholic
    Gorsuch – Catholic/Episcopal
    Breyer – Jewish
    Kagan – Jewish
    Sotomayor – Catholic

    Top nominees:
    Barrett – Catholic
    Lagoa – Catholic

    Up to 78% of the high court would be Catholic.
    _________________________________________________________
    We ever going to get a non-Episcopal protestant?

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  19. AJ. says:

    “Elections have consequences.”

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  20. Arrest Soros says:

    It amuses me how people get so picky about what choice POTUS should make. (Like that Robert Barnes fellow on twitter).
    Anybody to the right of Lenin would be a huge step forward for conservative causes. Yet conservatives have already sown the seeds of division by openly stating why so and so would be no good for so and so reasons.
    Inevitably, when the decision is made, a few will claim how bad the decision is and how they’ll not support PDJT yada yada

    I trust this President (The best since Washington) to do the right thing. He never fails to deliver.

    To all those stirring the pot by speculating who it should be…I say…STFU

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  21. paper doll says:

    One day hearing….and that is more accommodation than I’d like. But no week of screaming banshes wailing in the gaps of Congress . The votes are there; cast ’em!

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  22. Guyski says:

    Kind of get the impression the supreme court nomination thing is a done deal, for the democrats. They will do the obligatory b!tching, moaning and complaining, but it is done. The less time spent on it the better, for the democrats. 🤔

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  23. rld rld says:

    Just a small reminder on Romney. His son was also involved in Ukraine. I suspect his decision to support the vote was influenced by some “well meaning” co-worker.

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  24. Magabear says:

    In order to pull the rug out from under the lefts protests that they’ll have organized in front of the Supreme Court building at 5pm Saturday, PDJT should do the announcement on Friday. 😁

    I’m kinda hoping it’s not Barrett. We shall see.

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    • rld rld says:

      Why not Barrett?

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      • Magabear says:

        If you read thru the thread you’ll see some examples of why. In particular, she doesn’t seem to be an advocate for liberty, as evidenced by her ruling on lockdowns Illinois. The whole rationale for her seems to be solely based on her exchange with Feinstein during her federal court hearing.

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      • William Gilkerson says:

        Scroll up the thred and read Barnes or watch the video

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      • Dekester says:

        rld,

        I really don’t believe she is as advertised.

        Just a hunch, a hunch reinforced when Mike Lee the scumbag from Utah openly advocated for her.

        I hope it’s the Judge from Florida, my thoughts are she could prove to be “ Clarence Thomas “ like

        Just my opinion

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  25. dawg says:

    Should we read something into the last two words of Mitch’s tweet here, saying “this year” instead of “before the election”?

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  26. joseywalesandtenbearsbarandgrill says:

    The republican’s understand the dems have a plan to steal this election in the courts and with mail voters. JMO that is the reason he has the votes and so stated. They understand Roberts is compromised as ObamaCare told us. Getting the SC to 5-4 without counting on Roberts is without a doubt one of the biggest stories that has happened in Trump’s 4 years. It is a strong possibility the R’s will not have the senate in 2021 so they better get it done now.

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    • Magabear says:

      I’m one who thinks the GOP will keep the Senate. Alabama is a pickup, so that puts us at 54-46. That gives us some breathing room plus at least a 50/50 chance of winning the seat in Michigan with John James.

      I think we’ll be okay there. 🙂

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        • jello333 says:

          I don’t know how it happened, but some way or other I got on the mailing list for John Hickenlooper in Colorado. He’s running (as a Dem) against the current Rep senator. So every day I get an email asking for money, whining, etc. At first (a couple months ago) most of the emails were upbeat. But little by little he’s started to sound a little desperate, no longer talking about how great HE would be, but how horrible Gardner is for supporting Trump, McConnell, etc. At first I guess polls were looking pretty good for Hickenlooper… but apparently now there’s some internal polling telling a different story. GOOD.

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  27. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Rush said yesterday that his sources indicated that the Senate proceedings could be over and the justice nomination approved within one week as Leader McConnell intends to fast track the procedure and get senators back on the campaign trail.

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  28. DefenderOfTroyDonahue says:

    I think President Trump is going to fool and shock everyone. My sources tell me that the Supreme Court nominee will be . . . . Fightin’ Roy Blunt!

    I hope it’s true. No one could possibly be more reliable for our side than Fightin’ Roy!

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  29. William Gilkerson says:

    Your drinking too much PBR man.

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  30. hokkoda says:

    The courts are thoroughly corrupted, folks. It almost doesn’t matter who Trump picks. We’re seeing signs of that from Gorsuch. Roberts is gone. The only justice I’d even remotely consider is any judge who made it their mission to strike down any and all abuses of government power. Somebody who ruled against the lockdowns, ruled against gun-grab/ban legislation, against attempts to thwart immigration law, etc.

    As a practicing Roman Catholic, I couldn’t care less if the nominee is Catholic. Sotomayor is Catholic. Kennedy was Catholic. A lot of Catholics are hard-core Leftists. A lot aren’t. Roberts is Catholic.

    Trump frequently gets some terrible advice from the NeverTrumpers masquerading as loyalists in his sphere. I hope he finds the most hard core conservative justice in America, if that judge is female, ok, but it is not a requirement. I would invite Clarence Thomas over for dinner and ask him who he would pick.

    Sounds like they’ve made up their mind. But I warn you, be prepared to be disappointed in this person unless you can point to a slew of rulings empowering the government to enforce immigration law, restricting abortion, opposing or striking down the illegal “lockdowns”, and striking down 2nd Amendment infringements.

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  31. rayvandune says:

    The Dems are angling for some concession for behaving even approximately like the loyal opposition in the SCOTUS replacement. I think it has to do with the open(Ing) secret that Biden is unelectable, due to dementia.

    My recommendation to PDJT is to go ahead and make a deal with them, and after the seat is secured, double-cross the SOBs, and let them complain to the American people about it! It’s what they would do to you, after all!

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    • hokkoda says:

      He doesn’t need to play games with it. They are powerless to stop it, and they blew their wad on Kavanaugh losing three Senate seats in the process. It’s a good bet his nominee gets confirmed in less than a month. Democrats lose a motivation to vote. Trump further unifies and motivates his base (keeping promises). GOP Senators have almost no wiggle room to flake out, and need to be campaigning in their home states not sitting in pointless hearings.

      The pathetic response of Democrats, “RBG’s dying wish” and all that ridiculous bullshit, means they know they are dead meat.

      I’m not a fan at all of identity politics, but it sure looks like Trump is going to give them a choice of two horrible alternatives: accept the nominee, or attack an esteemed white woman 3 weeks before an election.

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  32. Ausonius says:

    Anti-Catholic senators need to recuse themselves, if the nominee is Catholic:

    “According to multiple news reports, the two leading candidates to fill the opening on the U.S. Supreme Court are Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa. Both federal judges are Catholic…., senators who have shown a bias against Catholics being seated on the federal bench should recuse themselves.

    There are five Democrats who are already tainted. Their remarks were made as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    1) Sen. Dick Durbin

    On Sept. 7, 2017, I wrote to him regarding his remarks the day before on the suitability of University of Notre Dame Law School professor Amy Coney Barrett to be seated on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. …

    “Do you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic?” This was a remarkable question posed by Durbin. After all, he attended Catholic schools for 19 years. He said he had “never seen [that term] before.” He then asked “what’s an orthodox Catholic?” This was disingenuous. Durbin was trying to get Barrett to opine on her Catholic values and how they may affect her judicial decisions. He would never do this to any nominee who was Jewish or Muslim.

    Barrett was not perturbed. “It is never appropriate for a judge to apply their personal convictions, whether it derives from faith or personal conviction.”

    This was not the first time Durbin showed his true colors….there is no record of Durbin looking into the faith of non-Catholic nominees for the federal bench….

    The other 4 openly anti-Catholic senators are Schumer, Harris, Hirono, and Feinstein.

    See:

    https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/bill-donohue/these-5-senators-should-recuse-themselves-if-trump-taps-catholic-court?fbclid=IwAR3bNr8GDCVAMJBLB-gOJebetVom1LjdAuqrXy_g7CAx2MQtn5cIuRzK-es

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