Sen. Tom Cotton made a rather strong argument on Sunday for Democrats coming out in support of President Trump appointing a replacement to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat left by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Cotton noted that the Democrats who supported Brett Kavanaugh and voted for his appointment ended up winning re-election in 2018. The four individuals on the left who didn’t vote in favor of Kavanaugh, lost their seats.
Very good point, eh?
via Daily Wire:
“In 2014, the American people elected a Republican majority to the Senate to put the brakes on President Obama’s judicial nominations,” Cotton said during an interview on Fox News. “In 2018, we had a referendum on this question, just a month before the 2018 midterms. We had the vote on Justice Kavanaugh. There could not have been a clearer mandate because the American people didn’t just re-elect Republicans, they expanded our majority. They defeated four Democratic senators who voted against Justice Kavanaugh. They re-elected the one Democratic senator who did vote for Justice Kavanaugh.”
“So we have a clear mandate to perform our constitutional duty. That’s what the Senate majority will do now. That’s what we did back in 2016 as well,” Cotton continued. “The Senate majority is performing our constitutional duty and fulfilling the mandate that the voters gave us in 2016 and especially in 2018.”
Cotton later added that people should not “discount Democratic votes either” in the upcoming hearings after President Donald Trump announces who he is nominating to the nation’s highest court.
Cotton is a genius for saying this. We all know that the main motivating factor for many Democratic politicians — and a few RINOs on the Republican side — is getting re-elected to office, where they can rake in the dough for basically doing nothing. It’s a glorified form of welfare.
Their biggest worry is getting booted out of office by constituents who actually expect them to produce results. Well, the anecdote here says that if they support the appointment of a replacement for RGB, they are more likely to keep their jobs. Great motivation.
Good job, Sen. Cotton!