New York Daily News cover says 'we are f---ed' after Kennedy retires

New York Daily News cover says 'we are f---ed' after Kennedy retires
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The New York Daily News previewed its Thursday print cover reading "We are f---ed" following Justice Anthony Kennedy's announced retirement from the Supreme Court. 

"Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement, giving President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE the chance to appoint a second judge," the newspaper tweeted with an image of its cover, which includes Trump holding a gavel. "An early look at Thursday's front..." 

The cover will hit newsstands a day after Kennedy announced he'd retire — a move that will allow Trump to nominate his second Supreme Court Justice since taking office. Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch in 2017. 

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet GOP put on the back foot by Trump's race storm Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA —Biden unveils health care plan | Proposal pitches subsidies, public option | Biden vows if you like your health insurance, 'you can keep it' | Sanders protests planned Philadelphia hospital closure MORE (R-Ky.) said he's planning for the Senate to vote on Trump's next nomination by the fall. 

But Democratic lawmakers slammed McConnell's statement as hypocritical following Republicans' successful attempt to delay confirming former President Obama's Supreme Court nominee in 2016 until after the presidential election. Democrats on Wednesday urged the GOP leader to wait until after the midterm elections to hold hearings. 

Trump will choose a nominee from an already released short list of 25 names. 

“There are certain names that are just outstanding, names that you already know, to be honest with you,” Trump said.