How crazy is the Left? Minnesota Senate candidate and former pretend Republican Richard Painter shows the way:
The circumstances of Justice Kennedy’s resignation must be investigated by the Senate Judiciary Committee before any replacement is considered. The Constitution does not give Trump the power to use underhanded means to induce Supreme Court resignations.https://t.co/S6m5oLg9mV
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) June 30, 2018
What a lunatic! Sadly, though, in today’s Democratic Party he has plenty of company.
I’m sure Chuck Grassley will be all over Painter’s suggestion.
UPDATE: Painter responds, sort of:
The right wing Power Line Blog blows a fuse over this, but Sen. Jud. Comm. must investigate the circumstances of the Kennedy resignation before confirmation hearings for ANY new justice. @GovArne agrees.
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) July 1, 2018
Not sure where Painter gets the “blows a fuse,” but if it weren’t hyperbolic, he wouldn’t be a liberal. Beyond that, I suspect Painter is happy just to be noticed as he pursues his quixotic run for the Democratic Party’s Senate nomination.