Rush Limbaugh encourages Senate to skip hearings so Trump's SCOTUS nominee doesn't get "Kavanaughed"

by Bryan Brammer · Sep 21st, 2020 3:40 pm

Last Updated Sep 22nd, 2020 at 5:37 pm

Conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh on Monday urged the Senate to completely skip the confirmation hearing process for President Trump's imminent Supreme Court nominee and head straight to a floor vote.

"I want the Judiciary Committee — that could be great if it were skipped," Limbaugh said during his daily radio program. "We don't need to open that up for whatever length of time, so that whoever this nominee is can be Kavanaugh'd, or Borked, or Thomas'd. Because that's what it's going to be, especially when it's not even required."

Limbaugh's comments were in reference to Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas, who were confirmed during contentious hearings, and conservative Robert Bork, who was not confirmed.

While Trump is determined to nominate a new justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died on Friday, Democrats vehemently contend that a replacement should wait until after the November election.

? Democratic leaders noted that Republicans made the same argument in 2016 when they refused to vote on President Obama's pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.


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