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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    I think it's more that she wouldn't want to give up the chance to be President, though the vote withe be messy
    True, the president is a more prestigious office than a seat on the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice hardly outranks the president.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbenito View Post
    I'm seeing Harris' name being suggested in a few places already.
    Ive seen the Tin Foil hat running with this today so it didnt take long.

    Harris became VP just so Biden can back door her to the SC. And Breyer is part of this. Waiting to announce his retirement till this year so that the Dems would rush Biden's pick through before the midterms. And that pick is of course Harris as this has been the plan for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblob View Post
    Ive seen the Tin Foil hat running with this today so it didnt take long.

    Harris became VP just so Biden can back door her to the SC. And Breyer is part of this. Waiting to announce his retirement till this year so that the Dems would rush Biden's pick through before the midterms. And that pick is of course Harris as this has been the plan for years.
    Of course, they have been planning this for years.

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    Key witness in Matt Gaetz sex trafficking case takes plea deal

    “Big” Joe “Ellicott knew intimate details about the teenage girl who was paid for sex by the group—and actually texted what essentially amounted to a confession that they were scrambling to try and cover up details about their sex with a 17-year-old from the feds.”

    Now, he’s cooperating with prosecutors from the Department of Justice in the case against the North Florida Congressman.
    How much longer can McCarthy allow Gaetz to keep his committee assignments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    I think it's more that she wouldn't want to give up the chance to be President, though the vote withe be messy
    How would that even work? She would be needed to make 50 votes to confirm; I doubt the Republicans will vote yes on any Biden nominees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblob View Post
    Ive seen the Tin Foil hat running with this today so it didnt take long.

    Harris became VP just so Biden can back door her to the SC. And Breyer is part of this. Waiting to announce his retirement till this year so that the Dems would rush Biden's pick through before the midterms. And that pick is of course Harris as this has been the plan for years.
    There are other names in the running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    There are other names in the running.
    I know this. I didnt say I think what they are saying is true. Just ive heard a few of my aunts nutjob cult members say this and how a lot of people that are in the group know other people who are saying the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainEurope View Post
    Key witness in Matt Gaetz sex trafficking case takes plea deal



    How much longer can McCarthy allow Gaetz to keep his committee assignments?
    The time has long passed when that sort of thing mattered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zauriel View Post

    A lot of politicians without judicial experience including Earl Warren (who was never a judge until the SCOTUS nomination) have been appointed to serve on the Supreme Court.

    I'd like to mention that another politician who never served as a judge was appointed to the Supreme Court.

    Michigan ex-Governor and US Attorney General Frank Murphy was appointed to the Supreme Court.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Murphy

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainEurope View Post
    Key witness in Matt Gaetz sex trafficking case takes plea deal



    How much longer can McCarthy allow Gaetz to keep his committee assignments?
    Charges haven't even been announced yet, so there's some time.

    Quote Originally Posted by babyblob View Post
    Ive seen the Tin Foil hat running with this today so it didnt take long.

    Harris became VP just so Biden can back door her to the SC. And Breyer is part of this. Waiting to announce his retirement till this year so that the Dems would rush Biden's pick through before the midterms. And that pick is of course Harris as this has been the plan for years.
    This theory seems stupid.

    Harris obviously wants to be President, and it would be pretty awkward if she were shuffled off to the Supreme Court. It would invite conversations about whether she wasn't good enough to be VP, or whether she was the victim of major bias.

    It would also necessitate the confirmation of a Vice President to replace her.

    If Biden wanted to nominate Harris to the court, it would've been easier if she's a Senator.

    If Democrats could get Harris to the Supreme Court, it would probably be a good move for all involved. Being on the court is a pretty sweet deal, and it allows Democrats to replace Harris with someone who is a better governing partner and/ or presidential nominee.

    But it would be awkward. And it would look really bad for the party if it didn't work out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    Charges haven't even been announced yet, so there's some time.

    This theory seems stupid.

    Harris obviously wants to be President, and it would be pretty awkward if she were shuffled off to the Supreme Court. It would invite conversations about whether she wasn't good enough to be VP, or whether she was the victim of major bias.

    It would also necessitate the confirmation of a Vice President to replace her.
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    So the vice-president can't confirm herself if it comes to a tie and needs to be broken by the Veep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zauriel View Post
    I'd like to mention that another politician who never served as a judge was appointed to the Supreme Court.

    Michigan ex-Governor and US Attorney General Frank Murphy was appointed to the Supreme Court.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Murphy
    The main reason current justices tend to be federal judges is that they've got predictable records.

    Though it may also be one way to preserve the sense that the court isn't predictable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    There are other names in the running.
    The main name seems to be Ketanji Brown Jackson, recently elected to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit after eight years on the Federal District Court in the District of Columbia.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/26/u...eme-court.html

    Quote Originally Posted by AnakinFlair View Post
    How would that even work? She would be needed to make 50 votes to confirm; I doubt the Republicans will vote yes on any Biden nominees.
    There would have to be some kind of agreement with Republicans.

    McConnell might support it if it allows for a special election in a swing state.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zauriel View Post
    So the vice-president can't confirm herself if it comes to a tie and needs to be broken by the Veep?
    Senators tend not to vote for themselves for appointed office. It's a norm, but it's not a law.

    https://joshblackman.com/blog/2016/1...-confirmation/

    https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/v...1-dc718799cdec
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post

    This theory seems stupid.

    Harris obviously wants to be President, and it would be pretty awkward if she were shuffled off to the Supreme Court. It would invite conversations about whether she wasn't good enough to be VP, or whether she was the victim of major bias.

    It would also necessitate the confirmation of a Vice President to replace her.

    If Biden wanted to nominate Harris to the court, it would've been easier if she's a Senator.

    If Democrats could get Harris to the Supreme Court, it would probably be a good move for all involved. Being on the court is a pretty sweet deal, and it allows Democrats to replace Harris with someone who is a better governing partner and/ or presidential nominee.

    But it would be awkward. And it would look really bad for the party if it didn't work out.

    I agree with all of this.
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    Decent piece on Mediaite about why it's not going to be Harris.

    https://www.mediaite.com/opinion/why...supreme-court/

    The main problem in this hypothetical scenario would be the brief period before after Harris is nominated and before a new Vice President is approved by Congress.

    There are of course a few very serious political issues with Faulkner and McEnany’s analysis. First of all, with the current 50/50 partisan split, Harris is the tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate, and removing her from that position would effectively end the Democratic Party’s majority in the upper chamber.

    Secondly, if Harris were to leave the vice presidency a 50/50 Senate would then be partly responsible for confirming her replacement. According to the 25th Amendment, a vice president must be confirmed by a majority vote in both houses of Congress, meaning Republicans in the Senate, or any individual Democrat, would be able to effectively stall or even stop Biden from replacing Harris.

    A president governing without a vice president has been rare in American history and is unlikely something that 79-year-old Biden would be willing to do. Additionally, if the Republicans manage to flip the House in the 2022 midterms, the GOP speaker would then be next in line for the presidency if Harris were not replaced ahead of the next Congress taking office — a likely prospect in an evenly divided U.S. Senate.
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    Nancy Pelosi is running for re-election at 81 years old.

    Chuck Schumer is 71 and the leader of the Senate.

    Joe Biden is in the White House at 79 years old.

    I have plenty of respect for my elders, but our nation needs a new generation of leadership desperately.

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    "These three politicians are too old to lead...

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