President Donald Trump has announced when he will reveal his nomination pick for Justice to the Supreme Court.
The vacancy on the Supreme Court opened up when Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly last year. President Barack Obama and the Democrats had nominated Merrick Garland for the seat, but Republicans blocked the nomination from getting a vote. They argued the new President and Congress should pick the Supreme Court Justice.
Here is President Trump’s tweet on the announcement.
I have made my decision on who I will nominate for The United States Supreme Court. It will be announced live on Tuesday at 8:00 P.M. (W.H.)
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017
So who will President Trump announce on Tuesday night? There are rumblings in Washington that Judge Thomas Hardiman is the pick.
Thomas Hardiman, a 51-year-old judge who sits on the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals, has caught the attention of observers to fill the void left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia for several reasons.
With Democrats threatening to block Trump’s Supreme Court pick, it’s noteworthy that Hardiman was voted onto the appeals court in 2007 by a 95-0 tally. Both Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, voted to approve him.
We will provide some background into Hardiman on Silence Is Consent shortly.
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H/T: The Gateway Pundit