President Donald Trump seemed to be…less than concerned…when he learned this week that Sen. Kamala Harris will be leading the Democrats into battle to oppose the as-yet-unnamed judge that the president intends to nominate to the Supreme Court. After ABC News tweeted out a story revealing that the vice-presidential candidate is “poised to become a leading figure in the Democratic opposition to Pres. Trump’s Supreme Court pick,” Trump was all smiles.
“Great news,” he tweeted. “It will show how incompetent she is!”
Harris, of course, will be remembered as one of the most unhinged opponents of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 – and that’s saying something, given the level of Democratic Party vitriol we saw aimed at him. We’re sure that her treatment of Amy Coney Barrett (or whomever Trump decided to ultimately choose) will be even more ridiculous, given that she’s in such a prime position to put on a show.
Some bits from the ABC News report:
A highly anticipated confirmation hearing would [give] Harris a massive platform to demonstrate her political skills and articulate the campaign’s message that Ginsburg’s successor shouldn’t be chosen until after the election.
Harris pledged to honor Ginsburg’s wish to not be replaced until a new president is elected, and on Saturday, she tweeted a photo of herself standing outside looking at the court chambers with her husband.
“The stakes of this election couldn’t be higher,” she wrote. “Millions of Americans are counting on us to win and protect the Supreme Court—for their health, for their families, and for their rights.”
The potential to overturn the 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade that protects a woman’s right to an abortion has long been a priority for Republican voters. Democrats hope keeping the law may be an equally motivating factor for their voters, particularly young people.
“I have a lot of confidence in this moment that Senator Harris really understands that, that she’s going to fight like hell to prevent the seat from being filled,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, the president of Planned Parenthood.
Well, if this election suddenly turns into some sort of national referendum on Roe v. Wade, it could make the race even tighter than it already is. And if Harris and the Democrats go out there, fire in their eyes, to try and prevent Trump from doing what they all INSISTED Obama be allowed to do in 2016, the hypocrisy will surely be clear for every voter to see with their own eyes.
Put that together with the bad taste Democrats left in the mouths of many voters with their outlandish attacks on Kavanaugh…and we could be looking at the event that puts Trump back in the White House for four more years.