Articles from Free Beacon

Harris on Trump’s Next SCOTUS Pick: ‘We’re Looking at the Destruction of the Constitution of the United Sates’

Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) said that “we’re looking at the destruction of the Constitution of the United States” if President Donald Trump gets his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

Kennedy announced his retirement on Wednesday effective July 31, setting off a firestorm in Washington as the Senate braces for a rough-and-tumble confirmation battle.

“If Trump gets what he wants here, what’s the Court going to look like for the next 30 years?” MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked Harris.

Chris Matthews Snaps at Steve Kornacki and Tom Goldstein

MSNBC host Chris Matthews snapped at fellow MSNBC host Steve Kornacki and SCOTUSblog’s Tom Goldstein on Wednesday regarding Democrats’ reaction to President Donald Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court nominee.

“The left of the Democratic Party, the progressive base of the Party, and that’s minorities, young people, millennials, it’s also Hispanics, Latinos, African-Americans, they’re tired of losing!” Matthews said. “They’re tired of losing!”

Chris Matthews on SCOTUS Confirmation Fight for Kennedy’s Successor: Going to Be Like ‘Spanish Civil War Stuff’

MSNBC host Chris Matthews said Wednesday that Democrats need to say ”no way” to President Donald Trump’s forthcoming nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, adding that the confirmation fight to determine Kennedy’s successor will be “like Spanish Civil War stuff.”

Matthews began by arguing that Americans on the political left will recognize that the Supreme Court is partisan and turning against them.

CNN, MSNBC Analysts Encourage Extreme Tactics to Stop Supreme Court Pick: ‘Raise Hell,’ ‘Time for Democrats to Throw Down’

Former Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) and CNN analyst Angela Rye called for Democrats to do whatever it takes Wednesday to stop President Donald Trump from getting a Supreme Court justice appointed this fall.

CNN Analyst: Roe v. Wade Is ‘Doomed’

CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Wednesday that the landmark abortion decision in Roe v. Wade is “doomed” now that President Donald Trump is to pick a nominee for the Supreme Court.

Toobin and Ken Cuccinelli joined CNN host Brooke Baldwin to discuss the future of the court and Trump’s potential nominee after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday he would be retiring, effective July 31.

Chris Matthews: Democrats Shouldn’t Even Allow Meetings With Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews said on Wednesday that Democrats shouldn’t even take meetings with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee – who is yet to be named – to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.

“I don’t think the Democrats should allow even meetings to occur with Trump’s nominee to fill this vacancy by Justice Kennedy,” Matthews said.

McConnell: Senate Will Vote to Confirm Kennedy’s SCOTUS Successor This Fall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said Wednesday that the Senate will vote to confirm Justice Anthony Kennedy’s successor on the Supreme Court this fall.

Kennedy, 81, announced earlier in the day that he will officially retire from the country’s highest court at the end of July. He was confirmed to the Supreme Court in 1988, after then-President Ronald Reagan nominated him for the post.